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Sun, 19 Apr 2020 16:30:55 -0700
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Have you checked out his letters from the sandwich islands?

On Thu, Apr 16, 2020 at 7:00 PM David Matuszak <[log in to unmask]>

> Phil,
> Welcome. I’ll ask you a question I posed to our forum several years ago
> while researching a book that I wrote:
> Have you ever come across any reference to Twain’s attempt at surfing
> during his lecture tours, e.g., lecture reviews, letters, diaries, etc.?
> His mention of it in Roughing It, is among the very few references he
> apparently made to his failed attempt.
> I wrote a feature about Twain and surfing in my San Onofre surfing history.
> Thanks,
> Dave Matuszak
> > On Apr 16, 2020, at 2:23 PM, Philip Bauer <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> >
> > Hey Scott, I am a newer Mark Twain scholar.  When I give talks, I talk
> about how close Twain got to Sandusky OH where I live.  In his 1869 lecture
> tour, he probably criss-crossed here.
> > He spoke in Cleveland and then went to Toledo and then back  to Norwalk
> (about 10 miles south of Sandusky).  Do you happen to know his route?
> There was the Lake Shore Electric Railroad that went between Toledo and
> Cleveland with Sandusky mid-line and Norwalk on another trunk.   Can you
> possibly confirm that he took the Lake Shore Electric?    Thanks, Phil
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> > On 4/16/2020 1:22 PM, scott wrote:
> >> Sam wrote Livy from Toledo, while on the Twain-Cable tour, about the
> >> prettiest furniture he'd seen in a hotel.  I believe I have determined
> >> that the hotel was The Hibbard House in Jackson, MI.  Ironically, it
> >> was a replacement for this hotel that was awarded an historical
> >> building status, The Otsego Hotel.  I mention this for those interested
> >> in Twain landmarks.
Arianne Laidlaw A '58