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"Sharon K. Goetz" <[log in to unmask]>
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Wed, 27 Aug 2014 09:25:40 -0700
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Perhaps also of interest: "Mark Twain on the Platform," an exhibit that
lists and maps lecture locations for four decades, including 1895-96.
Unlike the Google map, it doesn't require the viewer to sign into a Google
account. (For my part I cannot view Scott Holmes's map because Google Apps
for Education, which underlies my employer's email service, authenticates
users differently somehow.)


On Mon, Aug 25, 2014 at 7:20 PM, Scott Holmes <[log in to unmask]>

> Mark Twain set off on his Following the Equator tour with a number of
> lectures across the North American continent, both US and Canadian
> stops.  He doesn't mention them in the book but they did allow him to
> refresh his oratory skills and perhaps not hate lecturing so much.  He
> showed great resiliency and discipline seeing as how he was suffering a
> nasty carbuncle that didn't heal up until he found an Australian doctor.
> At least this is what I found in Autobiography of Mark Twain V1.
> Anyway, I have mapped his North American lecture locations in Google
> Maps for anyone interested.  I got the
> location and dates from David Fears' Mark Twain Day By Day.  I purchased
> the PDFs for the two years, 1895 and 1896.  I have not included much
> detail in the site descriptions but there are a lot of stories to be
> told here.  These are only the locations from Paris, France to Victoria,
> Canada.  I will continue on with this project as time allows.