Would any of you have the address or know where I can find it of the lecture 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 year :)
Next year, New Zealand :)
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 me 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
> Mark Twain in His Times -- it includes reviews and photos as well as
> 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
> > 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.)
> > http://www.marktwainproject.org/simile/platform/
> > Best,
> > Sharon
> > On Mon, Aug 25, 2014 at 7:20 PM, Scott Holmes
> > <[log in to unmask]>
> > wrote:
> >> 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.
> > <http://twitter.com/mtpo>