From the plaque:
Angels Camp. Home of the Jumping Frog. Romance - Gold - History
Founded in 1849 by George
Angel, who established a mining camp and trading store
200 feet below this marker. A rich gravel
mining area and one of the richest quartz mining
sections of the Mother Lode. Production records of
over 100 million dollars for Angels Camp and vicinity. Towmsite established in 1873.Prominent
in early-day California history. The locale of Mark Twain's famous story, The Jumping
Frog of Calaveras. Frequented
by Joaquin Murieta, Black Bart, and other early-day bandits.
Erected and dedicated by Calaveras County Chamber of Commerce, May 16, 1931.