Angels Camp, 1848
Was it Henry or George Angel after whom Angels Camp was named in 1848? Authorities disagree, but odds are with Henry, the town's first store keeper.
Boasting a population of 2,700 in 1972 (with the annexation of Altaville thus making Main Street 4 miles long) in 1849, nearly 4,000 miners camped in the one mile area from Angels Creek to Utica Park.
The cry of "gold" brought the miners but within a few years, local areas were worked out of surface gold and Placer Mining had all but ceased when, as tradition states, Bennegar Rasberry's muzzle loader jammed. He fired the rifle into the ground where the ramrod split a stone to reveal the glittering gold inside and Quartz Mining began in Angels Camp.
Here you will find many historic treats. Three Acres of History!
Hours of Operation:
March 1, 2011 to November 14, 2011: Thursday, through Monday 10:00am - 4:00pm
November 15, 2011 through February 2012: Saturday and Sunday Only 10:00am - 4:00pm
Tour Buses Welcome, School Rates Available!
Visit the corner gift shop to purchase great momentos of the Gold Rush.
The Angels Camp Museum at 753 South Main Street
Angels Camp Museum Carriage House
City of Angels
PO Box 667
584 S.Main St.
Angels Camp, CA 95222
Phone: (209) 736-2181
Fax: (209) 736-0709
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