Angels Camp, CA May 1948 - Don Gwaltney, 11, and his frog “Skippy” won second place at the Jumping Frog Jubilee, held annually since 1928. ”Tiger” tries to escape from Roger Woodhear (left) and Chuck Mills.

Mark Twain penned his famous “The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County” in 1865 on a story he heard in Angels Camp.

(Photos by Robert Stinnett / Oakland Tribune)


The Berkeley Pier has been a favorite spot for fishers since the mid 1800s.

Hugh Cloutier, Robert Ohling, Edwin Perry and Eugene Martinez line the rails of the Berkeley pier for some free fishing in April 1946. 

Ellen Wood and Laura Mouradian fish from their bicycles and Margaret Ferreira shows her catch in March 1944.

(Oakland Tribune Photos)