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Historical Context in The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County

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The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County

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"Calaveras County..."   (The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County)

Calaveras County is located in the foothills of Northern California called "the Gold Country." A jumping frog contest has been a featured event at the annual Angel's Camp county fair since the 1930s. The event commemorates Mark Twain's story, and since the jumping frog contest has become widely known as a tourist attraction, it can be said that Mark Twain's frog really is "celebrated."

"in the winter of '49..."   (The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County)

The year 1849 marks the beginning of the California Gold Rush. John Sutter, owner of Sutter's Mill near Sacramento, California, found gold on his property and sparked one of the largest gold hunts in history.

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