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Jon Kerr <[log in to unmask]>
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Wed, 8 May 2024 09:12:58 +0100
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There are no structures of that era left in San Juan Del Sur (been there
many times.) Clemens own account (for Alta, CA. newspaper) describes
remaining on ship in harbor because of a cholera scare before going
directly by mule train on the short overland transit to cross Lake
Nicaragua by steamer then down the Rio San Juan to the Atlantic. He never
returned to Nicaragua.
Jon Kerr
PS I do however confess to adding to Twain's very fictional transports in
that region. "Mark Twain & The River of Timeless Temptation," Ol Man River
Press, 2017.

On Tue, May 7, 2024, 5:28 PM Steve McGrane <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> Did Mark Twain visit Nicaragua other than the 1866 trip?
> I visited San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua last month and the Victoria hotel
> there has a "Mark Twain's
> Suite." They do not explicitly say he stayed there on their website but it
> is implied and someone
> there told me he did. There are also traveler websites that claim he
> stayed there but no scholarly sources.  However, two sources say the hotel
> was build in 1900 or 1902. I think he made a later
> trip from New York to San Franciso but took the Panama route. But was
> there another trip?
> Perhaps on the way back to NY? The detail is needed for a story.
> Dr. Stephen McGrane
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