I’ve lived my whole life in this area and always heard of Mark Twain’s famous Jumping Frog Jubilee. I finally put it on the calendar and made a point of going. I needed to see those silly frogs jump at the famous Calaveras Jumping Frog Jubilee in Angel’s Camp, California!
It turns out it was great fun to watch the kids “jockey” the frogs. Some were creeped out and others fearlessly kissed their frog and sent it on its way. Some jumped and bounced making me fear for the frogs life. (Thankfully none were squashed/harmed while I was watching.)
The adults weren’t as much fun to watch as the kids but the length the frogs were jumping was far more impressive. (Upwards towards 18 feet was the maximum I witnessed.) The 30 year old record was made by Rosie the Ribiter at 21 feet 5 3/4 inches! Other clever frog names include: Froggy Balboa, Joe Frogtana, and Hillary Croakin.
Small town festivals are a lot of fun. I challenge you to tell me about a small town festival with a more interesting theme that jumping frog challenges! 🙂
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A Jubilee must qualify as “Jubilant” for the Daily Post, right?