Angels Hotel

Coordinates: 38°4′7.1″N 120°32′21.4″W / 38.068639°N 120.539278°W / 38.068639; -120.539278
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Angels Hotel
Angels Hotel is located in California
Angels Hotel
Angels Hotel
Angels Hotel is located in the United States
Angels Hotel
Angels Hotel
LocationMain St. at Birds Way, Angels Camp, California
Coordinates38°4′7.1″N 120°32′21.4″W / 38.068639°N 120.539278°W / 38.068639; -120.539278
ArchitectC.C. Lake
NRHP reference No.72000220[1]
CHISL No.734[2]
Added to NRHPMarch 24, 1972

The Angels Hotel in Angels Camp, California, was the hotel where the author Mark Twain heard a story that he would later turn into his short story "The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County".[citation needed]

The hotel was originally a canvas tent erected by C. C. Lake in 1851, and replaced by a one-story wooden structure. It was rebuilt with stone in 1855, and a second story was added in 1857.[citation needed]

In front of the building is the "Frog Hop of Fame", where commemorative plaques are embedded in the sidewalk for the winners of the annual Jumping Frog Jubilee frog jumping contest.[citation needed]

The building, no longer operated as a hotel, is registered as California Historical Landmark #734.[2] It was also listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1972.[1] It is currently an apartment complex.

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  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. April 15, 2008.
  2. ^ a b "Angels Hotel". Office of Historic Preservation, California State Parks. Retrieved September 5, 2012.

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