Thank you for pointing this out. I've spent a fair amount of time on
the Mark Twain Project site but I hadn't seen this before. As a
geographer, I'm gratified that this is open to everyone without
On Wed, 2014-08-27 at 09:25 -0700, Sharon K. Goetz wrote:
> 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 https://goo.gl/maps/PchIY 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.