Angels Camp

In 1864, Mark Twain wrote his first successful short story, The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County and Angels Camp became linked with frogs apparently for all time. Today this Gold Rush town’s population is about 3,000. Its main industry is tourism which boasts such attractions as caverns for public viewing, challenging … [Read more...]


Nature is at its very finest in this area. The town is surrounded by the Stanislaus National Forest with its awe-inspiring scenery. Year round outdoor activities such as hiking, bicycling, off road adventures, challenging golf, great fishing on spectacular lakes, and world class winter recreation have become its life blood. The … [Read more...]

Arnold Storefronts

A look at some of the more prominent business storefronts along Highway 4 through Arnold. … [Read more...]

Copperopolis Cemetery

The Copperopolis Cemetery District was established in 1950 for the purpose of maintaining a public cemetery. The District is governed by statutory authority of the Health and Safety Code, Div. 8, Part 4, Public Cemetery Districts. There are three elected directors. Recently, 1985-89, the cemetery is being surveyed and plotted. In … [Read more...]

Grizzly gas station

Grizzly gas station Arnold business store storefront … [Read more...]

Ironstone Vineyards

The Sierra Foothill’s premier winery and entertainment complex is open daily from 10am to 5pm offering complimentary tours and wine tasting. Tours feature an aging cavern, landscaped gardens and an amphitheater. While touring enjoy the famed Alhambra Theater Pipe Organ and browse through our fine jewelry shop. To further enhance … [Read more...]

Mokelumne Hill

Founded in 1848, Moke Hill, as the locals call it, was among the richest of the digs. Claims in some areas were confined to sixteen square feet and many fortunes were made. It was the county seat in the early days and, although it held no exclusive rights, it was known as one of the most violent, bawdy towns in the Mother Lode. … [Read more...]


The picturesque village of Murphys is known today for its many natural attractions including caverns for public viewing, a charming Main Street with friendly merchants and unique shops, spectacular wineries, art galleries, gold panning, and world class golf. Daniel and John Murphy settled in the area in 1848. From a small tent, … [Read more...]

Murphys Hotel

In continuous operation since 1856, the Murphys Historic Hotel is a quaint and charming piece of yesterday in the heart of the picturesque California goldrush town of Murphys in Calaveras County. This registered National Historic Landmark has hosted such notable historic figures as Ulysses S. Grant, Mark Twain, Horatio Alger, … [Read more...]