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Hi Jules,

I'm sorry to report that neither of those buildings still exists in Spokane. The Auditorium Opera House at Main and Post was torn down in 1934, and Hotel Spokane closed in 1961 and was demolished shortly thereafter.


Jeff Miller

Jeff Miller
Associate Professor and Chair
English Department
Gonzaga University

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From: Mark Twain Forum [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of JULES AUSTIN HOJNOWSKI
Sent: Friday, October 03, 2014 8:07 AM
To: [log in to unmask]
Subject: Re: 1895 Lecture Sites, Spokane, WA

Hello :)
Would any of you have the address or know where I can find it of the lectur= e site or hotel that Twain stayed in, in Spokane, WA?

He lectured in Opera House
And stayed in Hotel Spokane

I will be going to RMMLA Oct 8th and then driving to Spokane on the 12th to=  find them.

Thank you all so very much for your help!

Ps I found all the places he lectured in while in Australia, earlier this y= ear :) Next year, New Zealand :)

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From: Mark Twain Forum [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Scott Holmes
Sent: Wednesday, August 27, 2014 2:33 PM
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Subject: Re: 1895 Lecture Sites

Thank you for this link.  This summary of the tour is new to me and gives m= e some new insights as I work through this book.

On Wed, 2014-08-27 at 12:49 -0400, Stephen Railton wrote:
> And there's always the way we display the North American 1895 tour 
>in=20  Mark Twain in His Times -- it includes reviews and photos as 
>well as=20  map.  And you don't have to sign up for anything either!
> ""
> Steve Railton (Prof of English, Univ of Virginia)
> On 8/27/2014 12:25 PM, Sharon K. Goetz wrote:
> > Perhaps also of interest: "Mark Twain on the Platform," an 
> > exhibit=20 that lists and maps lecture locations for four decades, 
> > including 1895-=
> > Unlike the Google map, it doesn't require the viewer to sign into 
> > a=20 Google account. (For my part I cannot view Scott Holmes's 
> > map=20 because Google Apps for Education, which underlies my 
> > employer's=20 email service, authenticates users differently 
> > somehow.)
> >
> >
> >
> > Best,
> > Sharon
> >
> >
> > On Mon, Aug 25, 2014 at 7:20 PM, Scott Holmes=20 
> > <[log in to unmask]>
> > wrote:
> >
> >> Mark Twain set off on his Following the Equator tour with a 
> >> number=20 of lectures across the North American continent, both US 
> >> and=20 Canadian stops.  He doesn't mention them in the book but 
> >> they did=20 allow him to refresh his oratory skills and perhaps not 
> >> hate=20 lecturing so much.  He showed great resiliency and 
> >> discipline=20 seeing as how he was suffering a nasty carbuncle that 
> >> didn't heal up u=
ntil 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=20 
> >> Google Maps for anyone interested.  I 
> >> got=20 the location and dates from David Fears' Mark Twain Day By 
> >> Day.  I=20 purchased the PDFs for the two years, 1895 and 1896.  I 
> >> have not=20 included much detail in the site descriptions but there 
> >> are a lot=20 of stories to be told here.  These are only the 
> >> locations from=20 Paris, France to Victoria, Canada.  I will 
> >> continue on with this proje=
ct as time allows.
> >>
> > <>