Jumping Frog Jubilee

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The Calaveras County board of supervisors took time out of their schedule yesterday to celebrate this week’s Fair and Jumping Frog Jubilee. A proclamation was unanimously passed at Tuesday’s meeting, noting that it is the signature event of Calaveras County, generating over $5-million in spending activity. The proclamation concludes by stating, “The community celebrates together as one and strangers become neighbors and children make memories.” Each year the Fair generates hundreds of thousands of dollars for the youth of Calaveras County through the Junior Livestock Auction, Industrial Arts Auction and Scholarship programs. The first Calaveras Fair was held 1893, and modern day frog jump was added in 1928, in recognition of Mark Twain’s classic tale “The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County” and to celebrate the newly paved streets of Angles Camp. The fair runs Thursday through Sunday.

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