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Angels Hotel

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Built  1856
NRHP Reference #  72000220
Opened  1856
Added to NRHP  24 March 1972
Architect  C.C. Lake
CHISL #  734
Area  1,214 m²
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Location  Main St. at Birds Way, Angels Camp, California
Similar  Altaville Grammar School, Chili Gulch, California Caverns, Murphys Hotel, Angels Camp Museum

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".

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.

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.

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

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