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Scott Holmes <[log in to unmask]>
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Wed, 16 Aug 2023 10:10:23 -0700
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I have been aware of this problem of a mis-title.  I even have a copy of 
Cardwell's book of the same name. Speaking of problems with names, I 
still have railroad name problems. For instance, the Cleveland, 
Cincinnati, Chicago and St. Louis Railroad (the Bee Line Railroad) did 
not exist until; 1889.   I  have at least three dates that erroneously 
report Twain taking that train, possibly as early as 1872.

On 8/16/23 08:05, Bird, John C. wrote:
> Thanks very much for this, Scott! I am quite interested, since I am writing about events in 1884.
> But note that the tour was not called “Twins of Genius,” a title erroneously applied over the years, starting with tour manager James B. Pond. See the article by Benjamin Griffin, “Twins of Genius—Not!”<>
> As Ben says, everybody, including him (and me) has called it that for years.
> John Bird
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> From: Scott Holmes<mailto:[log in to unmask]>
> Sent: Tuesday, August 15, 2023 6:54 PM
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> Subject: [EXTERNAL] Twain-Cable Tour on Twain's Geography
> For those of you interested in such things, I’ve re-edited my pages on
> the Twain-Cable tour, with emphasis on the railroads involved. There are
> several problems with this not least of which is the lack of
> identification on the part of Mark Twain. He does, on occasion mention
> stops along the way, however, but as I don’t have direct access to his
> letters I have relied on secondary sources such as Day By Day entries.
> Another problem with identifying railroads is their lack of longevity.
> Railways Twain may have traveled on may have been (or probably have
> been) absorbed by another railroad. Many of the USGS quads that are
> available map railways as they were decades after Twain. Many railways
> have been re-aligned, re-routed or simply cease to exist and their
> tracks removed.
> Anyway, the maps are fun. They can be enlarged and scrolled. There is
> not a lot of information on each railway but I have tried to find links
> to sources or at least Wikipedia articles.
> I continue with this project as my attention span allows, rather like
> Twain and his autobiography.
> --
> /Unaffiliated Geographer and Twain aficionado/
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