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Henry Sweets <[log in to unmask]>
Mon, 15 Dec 2008 13:04:52 -0600
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This looks like a good start on a piece that can be very useful. Let me
offer a few thoughts on the early days-

1835 Florida - in the descriptive panel you say MT was born in 1845.

1839 Hannibal Mo - The Boyhood Home is 206 Hill Street. 208 is the 1935 WPA
museum building.

1853 St. Louis - Sam was first apprenticed to Joseph Ament after his father
died. Orion was in St. Louis learning the printing trade. Orion came back to
Hannibal and bought a newspaper in 1850. So, Sam only worked for his brother
1950 into 1853. The six years is not quite accurate. He worked on newspapers
six years in all.

Do you want more details, such as "Cardiff Hill" from Tom Sawyer being
Holiday Hill, etc?

Henry Sweets, Curator
Mark Twain Boyhood Home & Museum
Hannibal, MO 63401