JUMPING FROG CONTEST OF CALAVERAS COUNTY

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Real Estate Sales Representative with Gallagher & Lindsey, Alameda, California

JUMPING FROG CONTEST OF CALAVERAS COUNTY

 

JUMPING FROG CONTEST OF CALAVERAS COUNTY  Our neighbors across the street "jump frogs' as they put it.  That means they participate in the Jumping Frog Contest of Calaveras County.  The family is now in Angels Camp jumping their frogs.  They have been participating in the jumping frog contests for years. 

 

Calaveras Jumping Frog Contest Logo, green, frog

 

And every year our  neighborhood gets a chance to participate vicariously . The family buys their frogs two weeks in advance of the contest.  During the two weeks they test their frogs to be sure they are good candidates for the real contest. They test their frogs in the middle of the street.  And all the neighbors, kids and passersby stop and watch for awhile.  Its fun for the whole neighborhood.

 

large frog, street, green lawn

 

The contest is going on now in Angels Camp.  It is held from May 20 to May 22, 2011.  "Frogtown" is nestled between Yosemite and Lake Tahoe. It is south of Historic Angels Camp and north of Sonora on Hwy 49.  The frog jump began in 1928 in downtown Angels Camp.  Over 2000 participants will jump frogs in the contest this year and over 35,000 people will visit to watch the frogs. 

 

frog jumping street

 

In 1865 Mark Twain (Samuel I. Clemmens) wrote the "Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County" a tall tale of the happenings of the gold rush town, Angels Camp.

 

 

 

The neighbors have won many prizes since they have been participating in the contest.  It sounds like a fun event which we will have to see sometimes.  Good luck to my neighbors.  Hope they will again.

 

 

 

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Rainer
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Doug Bullwinkel
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Vitek Mortgage Group

I always hear about this each year after it's over.  I wish there would be some publicity BEFORE the event so I'd have the opportunity to visit.  I hear they taste like Chicken!!

May 22, 2011 01:34 AM
Rainmaker
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Tom Arstingstall
General Contractor, Sacramento, CA - 916-765-5366
Dry Rot and Water Damage www.tromlerconstruction.com Mobile - 916-765-5366

Those are some big frogs Evelyn. Holy Cow!

Looks like a fun day. Thanks for the post.

May 22, 2011 02:20 AM
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Evelyn Kennedy
Alameda, Real Estate, Alameda, CA
Gallagher & Lindsey, Alameda, California

Doug:  No fair.  You can't eat the athletes.  According to my neighbors, it is the third weekend in May.  But I would check with Jumping Frogs of Calaveras County website to be sure to be sure.

 

Tom:  They are big frogs!  I hope it was fun for my neighbors. 

May 22, 2011 02:35 AM
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Dave Halpern
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Keller Williams Realty Louisville East (502) 664-7827

Yikes! This would be a great post for the ActiveRainPhotoBlogger group.

May 25, 2011 01:17 AM
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Evelyn Kennedy
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Gallagher & Lindsey, Alameda, California

Dave:

I am in that group.  But I am careful about what pictures I put on that group.  I am just a beginner photographer and not very good.  Thanks for your comment and I will try and direct more of my blogs to photoblogger group. 

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