Today marks the 100th anniversary of Mark Twain’s death in 1910. We’ll all be marking the occasion in our own way, I’m sure. What will they be doing on this Rancho Cucamonga street (near 9th and Grove), I wonder? After all, the story that catapulted Twain to fame, and remains one of his most enduring pieces, is “The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County,” a tall tale set in a Gold Rush county in California.
If you’re so inclined, you can read the full text of the story here.