Thank you for the DC walking tour John Muller!
Highlights were seeing the equestrian statue in Lafayette Square that he admired, looking up at the top story of the building housing Mathew Brady's studio, walking down Newspaper Row, and strolling down Peacock Alley in the Willard Hotel with him; I could almost smell the cigar smoke!
To anyone planning a trip to DC, you should plan your visit to go on this walking tour, which I'm hoping will be repeated.
Kit Farwell Burke, VA
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On Tuesday, June 18, 2019, 2:56:25 PM EDT, John H. Muller <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
Starting near the Jackson statue in Lafayette Square, journey back to the
mid-19th century, when Mark Twain spent the winter of 1867–68 working as a
journalist for a half-dozen newspapers. Join historian and author of “Mark
Twain in Washington, D.C: The Adventures of a Capital Correspondent” John
Muller as you travel to sites like the Willard Hotel, Newspaper Row, and
the old City Hall to uncover this little-known but pivotal chapter in
Twain’s life. While walking, you’ll hear captivating stories about Twain’s
time in various boarding houses and the lively, irreverent, and
hard-drinking bohemian correspondents he ran with.
Learn About Mark Twain’s Years in Washington, DC!
- Historian and author John Muller reveals the untold stories of one of the
most famous authors of all time.
- Visit Essential Historic Sites
- John leads you on an adventure stretching more than a half-century as you
visit places like Newspaper Row, the old Police Court, and more.
- Get some steps in - approximately 1.5 miles - with friendly, like-minded
Capital Community News l Greater Greater Washington l Washington Syndicate
*Frederick Douglass in Washington, D.C: The Lion of Anacostia
History Press, 2012] Winner of 2013 DC READS
Mark Twain in Washington, D.C.: The Adventures of a Capital Correspondent
<http://amzn.to/19PzIFd> [The History Press, 2013]