Mark Twain's Time In Calaveras County Thursday, May 14, 2015 | Sacramento, CA Listen / download audio Update RequiredTo play audio, update browser or Flash plugin. 150 years ago, Mark Twain spent 88 Days in California’s gold country hiding out from the law. That’s when he wrote “The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County” – and many literary scholars say defined his writing voice. Film producers John C. Brown and Bert Simonis have recently finished a movie depicting Twain’s time in Calaveras County called, “88 Days in the Mother Lode: Mark Twain Finds His Voice.” It has been airing on Sacramento’s regional PBS station KVIE and may air nationally soon. Both producers will speak to us about the film. 88-Days. The Story of Mark Twain's time in the Mother Lode. from GoCalaveras on Vimeo.