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Scott Holmes <[log in to unmask]>
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Fri, 27 Jan 2023 10:41:45 -0800
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I appreciate your thought, Barbara, but the site is already off-line.  I 
continue to work on it on my development platform - which is not 
available on-line.  I'm afraid the site got too big to run on a more 
affordable shared-host site such as bluehost. While it was available, I 
had hoped for more direct interaction with the public and I am grateful 
for the attention it did receive.  The most recent contributions 
involved the  Cairo, Illinois material and Mark Twain at Saranac Lake.

I think the primary cause for a sparsity of involvement relates to the 
Twain community, whose main  interest remains Twain's literary work.  
His literature is peripheral to my  own project in  which Twain is only 
a guide through the times and places he experienced and for which he 
offered comment.  One point that I found of great interest but seemed to 
generate very little interest was that the young Sam Clemens could not 
have returned to St. Louis from New York by train. There were no trains 
arriving at St. Louis or East St. Louis in the Spring of 1854.

Anyway, Twain's Geography has always been about me keeping my mind 
active - and it remains so.  I do hope to be able to make it public 
again, however.  I rather feel as if I'm painting a portrait that may or 
may  not ever be viewed by the general public.

On 1/26/23 12:16, Barbara Schmidt wrote:
> Scott,
> A December 2022 edition of your website is online at --
> It is possible when you update an online webpage to have also
> update their copy in case you have to take a site offline, but still want
> to have a record of what it once contained for others to be able to
> research.
> Barb
/Unaffiliated Geographer and Twain aficionado/