Die Heuning Pot Literature Guide
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Analysis

The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County Setting

Where It All Goes Down

Angel’s Camp, California, mid-19th century

Angel's Camp is a gold mining community in the mid-19th century that the narrator claims to have visited to find Simon Wheeler. Like any mining town in the West, it was populated primarily by men, many of them looking for their fortune. As something of a frontier town, it would probably seem to be full of loud, uncouth, and uneducated people compared to the more genteel East.

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