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City of Angels

What is the City of Angels like?

The “real” City of Angels is also well-known as Angels Camp. It is perfectly situated at about 1,400 feet elevation, which keeps it above the valley fog and below most of the winter snow. The summers are resplendent with blue skies and warm weather.

Angels Camp is named after Henry Angel, a shopkeeper from Rhode Island, who opened a trading post here in 1848—a short time before placer gold was discovered. During the first few years after the discovery of gold, as many as 4,000 miners worked the surface gold of Angels.

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Why Live & Do Business in Calaveras County?

Actually the question should be “why are you waiting to live, expand your existing business or start a new business in Calaveras County?”

The County is conveniently located in the center of one of the most beautiful and vibrant states—California. All of the County departments needed for business expansion, startup or relocation are working towards a seamless process. Calaveras County offers the fastest means of communication, and affords easy access to national land and air transportation connections and commercial sea ports—without the road congestion to get there. The County also has a substantial national and international presence due to our celebrated jumping frogs, with the added advantage of extensive local experience and expertise.

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History of the County

The earliest residents

Some archaeological studies suggest the presence of people in Calaveras County as long as 12,000 years ago. However, more abundant evidence exists for the relatively recent descendents of ancient Great Basin tribes occupying the area during the last 2,000 to 3,000 years. Approximately 500 to 1,000 years ago the Northern Mi-Wuk Indians arrived in the area. They intensified use of the acorn as a staple food and utilized milling stations with multiple grinding holes. Great examples of these are found in Indian Rock State Park near Pine Grove in neighboring Amador County. The Mi- Wuks lived in tribal groups identified by family lineages, and moved seasonally through elevations in their territories.

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