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Scott Holmes <[log in to unmask]>
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Tue, 15 Aug 2023 15:51:51 -0700
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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/