Monthly Archives: October 2016
Samuel Clemens a.k.a. Mark Twain was born in Florida in 1835 the night Halley’s Comet appeared. At age 4 he moved to Hannibal Mo. where he lived for 14 years. In 1902 he returned to Hannibal to visit his boyhood home as seen in the first 3 photos. Note Tom Sawyer’s fence as well as … Continue reading
In 1871 Mark Twain moved to Hartford CT where he built a large, impressive mansion, completing it in 1874. The 1st photo is dated 1874 and the 3rd shows him with his family on his porch in 1884.
While residing in Hartford, Mark Twain spent 22 summers at his in-laws’ Quarry Farm in Elmira NY. It is seen here in a photo dated 1871.
In 1874 Twain’s in-laws surprised him with a gazebo located on a bluff 200 yards from the farmhouse and overlooking the valley and river below. The structure was 12 feet across, had 8 windows, and looked like a pilothouse on a steamboat. Twain loved it so much that he wrote most of The Adventures of Tom … Continue reading
In 1908 ,with most of his family having passed away, Mark Twain moved to a new home called Stormfield in Redding CT. Twain himself passed away in 1910 on the very day that Halley’s Comet reappeared after 75 years! The first photo shows the house the day before he arrived in 1908. The second photo … Continue reading