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COLLINS DEVELOPMENT
259 Leaf Court
Angels Camp, CA 95222
209-736-2236

Area Attractions Calaveras County historic cities & towns, Angels Camp, Arnold, Avery, Copperopolis, Dorrington, Mokelumne Hill, Murphys, San Andreas, Valley Springs
Calaveras County
. . . is home to a wide variety of distinct communities, each with its own personality and wonderfully rich history.
Calaveras County historic cities & towns, Angels Camp, Arnold, Avery, Copperopolis, Dorrington, Mokelumne Hill, Murphys, San Andreas, Valley Springs
Population: 40,554
Calaveras County historic cities & towns, Angels Camp, Arnold, Avery, Copperopolis, Dorrington, Mokelumne Hill, Murphys, San Andreas, Valley Springs
Climate:
Varies with topography; average yearly lows are in the 30's at lower elevations and 20's in the higher elevations. Average yearly highs are in the 90's in the lower elevations and the 70's and 80's in the higher elevations. Precipitation varies from 20 to 60 inches per year, with much of it in the form of snow in the upper regions.
Calaveras County historic cities & towns, Angels Camp, Arnold, Avery, Copperopolis, Dorrington, Mokelumne Hill, Murphys, San Andreas, Valley Springs
Geography:
Mountain foothills and oak woodlands. Extremely varied; from near sea level in the western part of the county to over 8,000 feet in the east.
Calaveras County historic cities & towns, Angels Camp, Arnold, Avery, Copperopolis, Dorrington, Mokelumne Hill, Murphys, San Andreas, Valley Springs
Topography varies from flat valleys and rolling hills in the west to steep Sierra mountains and canyons in the east.
Calaveras County historic cities & towns, Angels Camp, Arnold, Avery, Copperopolis, Dorrington, Mokelumne Hill, Murphys, San Andreas, Valley Springs
Below you will find a short historical narrative about several of the more prominant communities in Calaveras County.
Calaveras County historic cities & towns, Angels Camp, Arnold, Avery, Copperopolis, Dorrington, Mokelumne Hill, Murphys, San Andreas, Valley Springs

Calaveras County historic cities & towns, Angels Camp, Arnold, Avery, Copperopolis, Dorrington, Mokelumne Hill, Murphys, San Andreas, Valley Springs Angels Camp
Calaveras County historic cities & towns, Angels Camp, Arnold, Avery, Copperopolis, Dorrington, Mokelumne Hill, Murphys, San Andreas, Valley Springs Arnold
Calaveras County historic cities & towns, Angels Camp, Arnold, Avery, Copperopolis, Dorrington, Mokelumne Hill, Murphys, San Andreas, Valley Springs Avery
Calaveras County historic cities & towns, Angels Camp, Arnold, Avery, Copperopolis, Dorrington, Mokelumne Hill, Murphys, San Andreas, Valley Springs Copperopolis
Calaveras County historic cities & towns, Angels Camp, Arnold, Avery, Copperopolis, Dorrington, Mokelumne Hill, Murphys, San Andreas, Valley Springs Dorrington
Calaveras County historic cities & towns, Angels Camp, Arnold, Avery, Copperopolis, Dorrington, Mokelumne Hill, Murphys, San Andreas, Valley Springs Mokelumne Hill
Calaveras County historic cities & towns, Angels Camp, Arnold, Avery, Copperopolis, Dorrington, Mokelumne Hill, Murphys, San Andreas, Valley Springs Murphys
Calaveras County historic cities & towns, Angels Camp, Arnold, Avery, Copperopolis, Dorrington, Mokelumne Hill, Murphys, San Andreas, Valley Springs San Andreas
Calaveras County historic cities & towns, Angels Camp, Arnold, Avery, Copperopolis, Dorrington, Mokelumne Hill, Murphys, San Andreas, Valley Springs Valley Springs

Calaveras County historic cities & towns, Angels Camp, Arnold, Avery, Copperopolis, Dorrington, Mokelumne Hill, Murphys, San Andreas, Valley Springs
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Calaveras County historic cities & towns, Angels Camp, Arnold, Avery, Copperopolis, Dorrington, Mokelumne Hill, Murphys, San Andreas, Valley Springs
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Listed by distance from Saddle Creek:
Calaveras County historic cities & towns, Angels Camp, Arnold, Avery, Copperopolis, Dorrington, Mokelumne Hill, Murphys, San Andreas, Valley Springs
Copperopolis • 5.20 miles • Map top
Highway 49
Calaveras County historic cities & towns, Angels Camp, Arnold, Avery, Copperopolis, Dorrington, Mokelumne Hill, Murphys, San Andreas, Valley Springs
Calaveras County historic cities & towns, Angels Camp, Arnold, Avery, Copperopolis, Dorrington, Mokelumne Hill, Murphys, San Andreas, Valley Springs
At a Glance . . .
Calaveras County historic cities & towns, Angels Camp, Arnold, Avery, Copperopolis, Dorrington, Mokelumne Hill, Murphys, San Andreas, Valley Springs
bullet Population: 1,336
bullet Elevation: 3,012
bullet Geography & Climate
-Mountain foothills and oak woodlands
-Winter: 33 - 65 degrees
-Summer: 52 - 96 degrees
-Rainfall: 30.1 inches annually

bullet Sales tax 7.25%
bullet Property tax per $1000 value $11.00
bullet Median home value $171,100
bullet Home value appreciation 8.5%
bullet Percentage Homeowners 81%
bullet Cost of Living Composite Index 124.09
Calaveras County historic cities & towns, Angels Camp, Arnold, Avery, Copperopolis, Dorrington, Mokelumne Hill, Murphys, San Andreas, Valley Springs
History . . .
Calaveras County historic cities & towns, Angels Camp, Arnold, Avery, Copperopolis, Dorrington, Mokelumne Hill, Murphys, San Andreas, Valley Springs
The history of Copperopolis is closely tied to the Civil War. The 19 million pounds of copper mined in the 1860's made Calaveras County second in national production of this ore. Mining, workshop sites, and other historical artifacts from this era remain alongside buildings that have been restored by the perseverance and ingenuity of some townspeople.
Calaveras County historic cities & towns, Angels Camp, Arnold, Avery, Copperopolis, Dorrington, Mokelumne Hill, Murphys, San Andreas, Valley Springs
When visiting Copperopolis you can enjoy restored historical artifacts and workshop sites.

Angels Camp • 13.10 miles • Map top
Highway 49
Calaveras County historic cities & towns, Angels Camp, Arnold, Avery, Copperopolis, Dorrington, Mokelumne Hill, Murphys, San Andreas, Valley Springs
At a Glance . . .
Calaveras County historic cities & towns, Angels Camp, Arnold, Avery, Copperopolis, Dorrington, Mokelumne Hill, Murphys, San Andreas, Valley Springs
bullet Population: 3,530
bullet Elevation: 1,451
bullet Geography & Climate
-Mountain foothills and oak woodlands
-Winter: 33 - 65 degrees
-Summer: 52 - 96 degrees
-Rainfall: 30.1 inches annually

bullet Sales tax 7.25%
bullet Property tax per $1000 value $11.00
bullet Median home value $171,100
bullet Home value appreciation 8.5%
bullet Percentage Homeowners 81%
bullet Cost of Living Composite Index 124.09
Calaveras County historic cities & towns, Angels Camp, Arnold, Avery, Copperopolis, Dorrington, Mokelumne Hill, Murphys, San Andreas, Valley Springs
History . . .
Calaveras County historic cities & towns, Angels Camp, Arnold, Avery, Copperopolis, Dorrington, Mokelumne Hill, Murphys, San Andreas, Valley Springs
Angels Camp aka the "real" City of Angels and the only incorporated city in all of Calaveras County, was named after shopkeeper Henry Angel of Rhode Island who started a trading post here in 1848.
Calaveras County historic cities & towns, Angels Camp, Arnold, Avery, Copperopolis, Dorrington, Mokelumne Hill, Murphys, San Andreas, Valley Springs
Several good strikes were made by early miners and within the year over 4,000 miners were working the surface gold of Angels. The source of gold played out quickly but hardrock mining kept the gold industry flourishing in Angels until recently. The town is honeycombed with tunnels from the many successful mines.
Calaveras County historic cities & towns, Angels Camp, Arnold, Avery, Copperopolis, Dorrington, Mokelumne Hill, Murphys, San Andreas, Valley Springs
In 1864, Mark Twain wrote his first successful short story, "The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County" and Angels Camp became linked with frogs apparently for all time. The Jumping Frog Jubilee and Calaveras County Fair is held annually the third week in May.
Calaveras County historic cities & towns, Angels Camp, Arnold, Avery, Copperopolis, Dorrington, Mokelumne Hill, Murphys, San Andreas, Valley Springs
Today . . .
Calaveras County historic cities & towns, Angels Camp, Arnold, Avery, Copperopolis, Dorrington, Mokelumne Hill, Murphys, San Andreas, Valley Springs
Angels Camp's population today is about 3,000. Its main industry is tourism which boasts such attractions as caverns for public viewing, challenging golf, a beautiful lake and marina with houseboat and fishing boat rentals, historic buildings and monuments, interesting shops and great eateries.
Calaveras County historic cities & towns, Angels Camp, Arnold, Avery, Copperopolis, Dorrington, Mokelumne Hill, Murphys, San Andreas, Valley Springs
The Angels Camp Museum is filled with lovingly preserved artifacts from the Gold Rush era and several fascinating outdoor exhibits, including a collection of mining equipment, a blacksmith's shop and a unique carriage house. Some of the buildings which still stand here were built in the 1860's of brick hauled from Columbia where buildings were torn down by miners to get at the gold-rich dirt underneath.
Calaveras County historic cities & towns, Angels Camp, Arnold, Avery, Copperopolis, Dorrington, Mokelumne Hill, Murphys, San Andreas, Valley Springs
At the south end of town there is a historic old structure with iron doors which is an old armory and headquarters for the Union troops during the Civil War. Next to it are the old warehouses and office buildings of the Copper Consolidated Mining Company. Across the street, mine headframes are silhouetted against the sky, mute testimony of a busier era.

Murphys • 23.30 miles • Map top
Highway 49
Calaveras County historic cities & towns, Angels Camp, Arnold, Avery, Copperopolis, Dorrington, Mokelumne Hill, Murphys, San Andreas, Valley Springs
The picturesque village of Murphys is known today for its many natural attractions including caverns for public viewing, a charming Main Street with friendly merchants and unique shops, spectacular wineries, art galleries, gold panning, and world class golf.
Calaveras County historic cities & towns, Angels Camp, Arnold, Avery, Copperopolis, Dorrington, Mokelumne Hill, Murphys, San Andreas, Valley Springs
Daniel and John Murphy settled in the area in 1848. From a small tent, the Murphy brothers did some very shrewd trading and sold supplies at inflated prices, while using the local Indians for labor on their claims. Rumor has it that both brothers were millionaires before they turned twenty five.
Calaveras County historic cities & towns, Angels Camp, Arnold, Avery, Copperopolis, Dorrington, Mokelumne Hill, Murphys, San Andreas, Valley Springs
Fifteen miles up the mountain, A.T. Dowd put Calaveras on the international map when he discovered the huge groves of Giant Sequoia Redwoods. Because their fame grew so quickly, by 1855 the Sperry & Perry Hotel-now known as Murphys Historic Hotel & Lodge-had been built to accommodate the multitude of travelers. The old hotel register contains names such as Mark Twain, Horatio Alger, Ulysses S. Grant, and Charles Bolton, aka Black Bart.
Calaveras County historic cities & towns, Angels Camp, Arnold, Avery, Copperopolis, Dorrington, Mokelumne Hill, Murphys, San Andreas, Valley Springs
Murphys has a climate that closely imitates that of some superb wine regions in France. There are now seven wineries that have staked their claim within a four mile radius of Main Street, six of which have unique tasting rooms and other facilities that are open to the general public.

San Andreas • 26.10 miles • Map top
Highway 49
Calaveras County historic cities & towns, Angels Camp, Arnold, Avery, Copperopolis, Dorrington, Mokelumne Hill, Murphys, San Andreas, Valley Springs
San Andreas (pictured in the top left corner of this page circa 1900) was settled by Mexican Gold Miners in 1848. By 1850 over 1000 tents dotted the hillsides. The first church, built in 1852 was a canvas structure with a simple cross over the door designating it a church of the Roman Catholic faith. It was named for St. Andrew (San Andreas) and the name of the town was taken from this church.
Calaveras County historic cities & towns, Angels Camp, Arnold, Avery, Copperopolis, Dorrington, Mokelumne Hill, Murphys, San Andreas, Valley Springs
In August 1852 the large San Andreas Nugget was found in a claim just north of where the town is located and sold to the Wells Fargo company for $12,000. In 1859 over $500,000 in gold dust was shipped. The channels were producing gold, although lack of water hampered the efforts of the miners until the miner's ditches were completed.
Calaveras County historic cities & towns, Angels Camp, Arnold, Avery, Copperopolis, Dorrington, Mokelumne Hill, Murphys, San Andreas, Valley Springs
Two infamous names from the Gold Rush often tied to San Andreas, are Black Bart and Joaquin Murieta (pictured above - possibly). Handsome and debonair, Black Bart was a gentleman bandit who never harmed drivers or passengers and left bits of original verse behind signed "P08". Black Bart held up the Milton-Sonora stage at Funk Hill on November 3, 1883, leaving several articles behind in his hurried flight. One of which was a handkerchief with a laundry mark traced back to a San Francisco Laundry where the mark was identified as belonging to C.E. Bolton one of the city's leading citizens. He was arrested and brought back to San Andreas where he confessed to the robbery. His trial was held in the court room in San Andreas and he was sentenced to six years in San Quentin Prison. The jail where he was held still stands and is a part of the Calaveras County Historical Museum Complex.
Calaveras County historic cities & towns, Angels Camp, Arnold, Avery, Copperopolis, Dorrington, Mokelumne Hill, Murphys, San Andreas, Valley Springs
In 1866, the County Seat was moved to San Andreas from Mokelumne Hill and in 1869, a county hospital was moved to the Gold Hill house. Today, San Andreas is a progressive community with several organizations working to improve, promote and enhance the climate and growth in the San Andreas area.
Calaveras County historic cities & towns, Angels Camp, Arnold, Avery, Copperopolis, Dorrington, Mokelumne Hill, Murphys, San Andreas, Valley Springs

Avery • 32.10 miles • Map top
Highway 4
Calaveras County historic cities & towns, Angels Camp, Arnold, Avery, Copperopolis, Dorrington, Mokelumne Hill, Murphys, San Andreas, Valley Springs
A stopping off place for nearly one hundred and fifty years, Avery is today a picturesque moment on Scenic Highway 4, just eight miles east of Murphys Wine Country and twenty six miles west of great downhill and cross country skiing at Bear Valley.
Calaveras County historic cities & towns, Angels Camp, Arnold, Avery, Copperopolis, Dorrington, Mokelumne Hill, Murphys, San Andreas, Valley Springs
The focal point of this town is the Historic Avery Hotel Restaurant & Saloon. Built in 1853, it is the oldest continually operating hotel in Calaveras. It was known as the "Half Way House" because of its location between the gold fields of Murphys and the giant Sequoia groves now known as Calaveras Big Trees State Park.
Calaveras County historic cities & towns, Angels Camp, Arnold, Avery, Copperopolis, Dorrington, Mokelumne Hill, Murphys, San Andreas, Valley Springs
Visit the historic saloon for your share of goosebumps as old-timers share tales of the Captain, Miss Hazel Fischer, and other ghostly guests.

Valley Springs • 36.80 miles • Map top
Highway 26
Calaveras County historic cities & towns, Angels Camp, Arnold, Avery, Copperopolis, Dorrington, Mokelumne Hill, Murphys, San Andreas, Valley Springs
In 1885, Valley Springs was the eastern terminus for the San Joaquin and Sierra Nevada Narrow Gauge Railroad, which carried freight and passengers from the Valley and beyond. Upon arrival in Valley Springs, travelers found horses and wagons their means of transportation. But once the Southern Pacific Railroad bought the line in 1888, rail travel was extended to somewhat farther than the County Seat in San Andreas. Calaveras County historic cities & towns, Angels Camp, Arnold, Avery, Copperopolis, Dorrington, Mokelumne Hill, Murphys, San Andreas, Valley Springs
The rail lines have been closed for many years, but the population of Valley Springs and the businesses in the vicinity continue to grow. The area is also a well known recreational destination. Within a few miles of each other are New Hogan, Pardee, and Camanche Reservoirs where great fishing, boating, and camping are year round activities.
Calaveras County historic cities & towns, Angels Camp, Arnold, Avery, Copperopolis, Dorrington, Mokelumne Hill, Murphys, San Andreas, Valley Springs

Arnold • 40.40 miles • Map top
Highway 4
Calaveras County historic cities & towns, Angels Camp, Arnold, Avery, Copperopolis, Dorrington, Mokelumne Hill, Murphys, San Andreas, Valley Springs
During the Gold Rush era, the Arnold community was comprised of two large ranches where logging was the main and very lucrative industry. In 1927, Bob and Bernice Arnold arrived and built the Ebbetts Pass Inn and a restaurant. Their accommodations offered services to the thousands of visitors traveling from all over the world to Murphys and Angels Camp, and on to the intriguing giant redwood Sequoia groves at what is now Calaveras Big Trees State Park. Many were drawn even further up the mountain to the snow country beyond.
Calaveras County historic cities & towns, Angels Camp, Arnold, Avery, Copperopolis, Dorrington, Mokelumne Hill, Murphys, San Andreas, Valley Springs
The town of Arnold, always holding its own, built up slowly to a current population of over 7,000. Nature is at its very finest in this area. The town is surrounded by the Stanislaus National Forest with its awe-inspiring scenery. Year round outdoor activities such as hiking, bicycling, off road adventures, challenging golf, great fishing on spectacular lakes, and world class winter recreation have become its life blood.
Calaveras County historic cities & towns, Angels Camp, Arnold, Avery, Copperopolis, Dorrington, Mokelumne Hill, Murphys, San Andreas, Valley Springs
Arnold is also home to fine eateries and interesting shops. It has a local calendar filled with special events for the entire family; live music concerts, arts and crafts festivals, and recreational sporting events. The Sierra Nevada Logging Museum was recently opened to the public and is another exciting addition to the wonders of the Arnold area.

Dorrington • 41.70 miles • Map top
Highway 4
Calaveras County historic cities & towns, Angels Camp, Arnold, Avery, Copperopolis, Dorrington, Mokelumne Hill, Murphys, San Andreas, Valley Springs
Located about 20 miles east of Murphys and 20 miles west of Bear Valley, Dorrington has long been a place to spend the night on your way through. The Dorrington Hotel & Restaurant which is now a bed & breakfast, was built in 1860. It was a stage coach stop on the Big Trees-Carson Valley Toll Road and served as a depot for stockmen and as a summer resort for international guests visiting the giant Sequoia redwoods at Calaveras Big Trees State Park.
Calaveras County historic cities & towns, Angels Camp, Arnold, Avery, Copperopolis, Dorrington, Mokelumne Hill, Murphys, San Andreas, Valley Springs
Noted for its ice cold spring, it was called Cold Spring Ranch until the establishment of a post office in 1902. Dorrington continues to be a beautiful place during all seasons. Reasons to stop include enjoying a cold beer or hot toddy at the saloon, or a Northern Italian meal at the Hotel. Ask about the persistent legend of Rebecca's ghost who is still known to haunt the restored hostelry. Take note of the second largest Sugar Pine in the world, measuring 32 feet in circumference and 220 feet tall. Scenic Highway 4 junctions with Board's Crossing at Dorrington. Board's Crossing Road will take you down to campgrounds on the Stanislaus River.

Mokelumne Hill • 42.50 miles • Map top
Ajacent to Highway 49
Calaveras County historic cities & towns, Angels Camp, Arnold, Avery, Copperopolis, Dorrington, Mokelumne Hill, Murphys, San Andreas, Valley Springs
Founded in 1848, "Moke Hill", as the locals call it, was among the richest of the digs. Claims in some areas were confined to sixteen square feet and many fortunes were made. It was the county seat in the early days and, although it held no exclusive rights, it was known as one of the most violent, bawdy towns in the Mother Lode.
Calaveras County historic cities & towns, Angels Camp, Arnold, Avery, Copperopolis, Dorrington, Mokelumne Hill, Murphys, San Andreas, Valley Springs
As the gold played out, Mokelumne Hill shrunk from a wild and woolly 15,000 to the much less populated, quiet historic village that it is today. Main Street Mokelumne Hill is directly adjacent to Highway 49 between Jackson and San Andreas and is well worth a stop. Many of the original buildings are still in place and an air of Gold Rush authenticity exists. Ask at the historic Hotel Leger for stories about the ghostly cattle stampede in the middle of the night and the heart-wrenching sobs that sometimes emanate from one of the hotel rooms.

Collins Development - Lot 188 GreenStone Ranch & Inn
Angels Camp
Historic Calaveras County Vacation Home
Enjoy the comfort and hospi-tality of a historic craftsman home in Angels Camp. Built nearly a century ago for a pioneer family, it has been maintained as a residence for three generations. Situated on a grassy knoll under a canopy of elegant oaks, GreenStone Ranch & Inn offers visitors to the Mother Lode a charming and relax-ing destination.
1655 Tryon Road, Angels Camp
209-736-4845
GreenStone Ranch & Inn

Collins Development - Lot 188 French Country Home
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Lot 188 - The Knolls
1380 Knolls Drive - 3,688 sf - Elegance and quality meet you as you enter through the custom Alder wood entry door with leaded glass and coor-dinating transom. Instantly your eye is drawn to the window wall of the Living Room overlooking the lovely terraced courtyard beyond.
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