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Gregg Camfield <[log in to unmask]>
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Fri, 29 Oct 2010 16:02:25 -0700
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Coke? Pepsi?  irrelevant.  Ask distillers of scotch whiskey, manufacturers of cheap cigars, or printing companies on the verge of bankruptcy.


----- Original Message -----
From: Richard Reineccius <[log in to unmask]>
Date: Thursday, October 28, 2010 6:37 pm
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> I'm writing this from one of two computer stations in the History Room 
> of the San Francisco Main Library, after another chat with City 
> Archivist Susan Goldstein.
>  The question we're trying to resolve before my mock lecture on 
> November 30 is: "Why did Clemens/Twain NEVER RETURN TO CALIFORNIA? 
> (after 1868) and especially to this City By The Bay, where part of his 
> heart so obviously belonged, in prior and later writings?
>  Send me any solid evidence and/or rumors on this topic, humorous or 
> dead serious, via the forum or on my other e-mail address: [log in to unmask]
>  For folks in and near the Western Gate, the lecture will be at 7pm on 
> Tuesday, November, in the small community room of the Bernal (pron 
> ber-NAL) Branch of the 27 SF libraries. It will be short, 1-1/2 hours 
> only, not the marathon all night (5pm to 9am) show and Roughing It 
> reading I organized at the Potrero Hill branch and the Adult Services 
> section of the Library for the Sesquicentennial. Couldn't get a 
> librarian willing to spend all night this time, with the major budget 
> cuts.
>  We'll launch a so-far undefined drive to make Twain Lane downtown, 
> from where some of you did the Twain Walk during the Lit Conference, 
> into a Twainiac Destination for this city and North California (+VC, 
> Sacramento, Truckee, Tahoe and VC if they want to partake). Don't send 
> money yet, and don't suggest we ask Pepsi, Coke, etc for a grant).
>  Richard R - San Francisco.