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Calaveras County Fairgrounds Angels Camp California
THE JUMPING FROG
OF CALAVERAS COUNTY
Mark Twain lived in a cabin south of Angels Camp. Legend has it that Twain overheard a story in a local tavern that insprired his first published work, "The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County". The City of Angels Camp held the first modern-day frog jump in 1928. It became part of the annual Fair in the 1930's. The Top 50 frogs qualify for the International Frog Jump Grand Finals, which are held every Sunday afternoon of the Jubilee. The current world's record was set in 1986 by Rosie the Ribeter. Rosie jumped 21' 53/4". The jockey was Lee GiudiciThe cash prize for breaking the world's record is $5,000.
Some Frog Enthusiasts
Legacy Jumpers are defined as being part of a family or team that is multi-generational.
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