The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County
Publisher: Brook Forest Voices
Date: July 2019
Duration: 0 hours 18 minutes
According to an LA Times, May 14, 2014 article, the following entry came from a notebook of a gold seeking prospector, Samuel Clemens, in 1864. "Coleman with his jumping frog
bet stranger $50......
stranger had no frog & C got him one
in the meantime stranger filled C's frog full of shot and he couldn't jump
the stranger's frog won." Little did Clemens know that this would be the source for his short story that would launch his career as one of America's greatest authors. The story was first published in the New York Weekly, The Saturday Press, which gained Twain national attention.