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David Antonucci <[log in to unmask]>
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Mon, 16 Mar 2020 08:15:54 -0700
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In my research, I was able to identify many subsequent visits to Lake
Tahoe following the two timber claim related trips in 1861. He visited
two hotels, Lake House and Logan House, and made a fishing trip with a
Virginia City doctor. In addition, he made several trips through Tahoe
on his way to and from San Francisco None of these would seem to fall
into the category of "blood-curdling adventures." I found no evidence
he visited Tahoe during his time in the Mother Lode. There are reports
of Twain appearing at Tahoe after he left the West for the last time
but these are likely imposters or historical inaccuracies.

On Mon, Mar 16, 2020 at 6:17 AM Clay Shannon <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> At the end of chapter XXIII (23) of "Roughing It," Twain wrote:
> We made many trips to the lake after that, and had many a hair-breadth escape and blood-curdling adventure which will never be recorded in any history.
> Did he keep to this? I don't recall any other mention of these real-or-imagined "hair-breadth escapes" or "blood-curdling adventures." Where there any other mentions of it?
> If not (as I believe there are not), are there any theories about what these consisted of?
> - B. Clay Shannon