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Gold Rush Day Cancelled Due To Butte Fire

The fourth annual Gold Rush Day, scheduled for Saturday, October 17, in downtown Angels Camp, has been cancelled.

Anne Forrest, Angels Camp Business Association (ACBA) Board Member, was Thursday’s KVML “Newsmaker of the Day”.

According to Forrest, the cancellation is due to the fact that the ACBA will be unable to close Main Street/State Highway 49 for an entire day. The Butte Fire incident command center is located at the Calaveras County fairgrounds, south of Angels Camp.

Even though most people no longer think of the Butte Fire as an active fire, the command center will continue to be operational for several weeks. The vehicles need full access to Main Street. Gold Rush Day typically closes Main Street (Highway 49) from the north to the south end of Angels Camp.

Forrest did mention that the Sidewalk Sale, which coincides with Gold Rush Day, will still take place on both sides of Main Street on Saturday October 17th.

And on Thursday October 15, 2016, Angels Camp will celebrate the 151st anniversary of Mark Twain’s visit and the writing of “The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County.”

The “Newsmaker of the Day” is heard every weekday morning on AM 1450 KVML at 6:45, 7:45 and 8:45 AM.