Twain made a whistle stop through Butte on August 1, 1895 where
he gave a lecture. According to NOTEBOOKS, he had this to say about the
"Butte, Mont., Aug. 1. Beautiful audience. Compact,
intellectual and dressed in perfect taste. It surprised me to find this
London-Parisian-New York audience out in the mines. [He gives a list of
the numbers read]:
One hour and 30 minutes. Just Right. Left out the Duel."
It is worth noting that he embarked upon this lecturing tour on
July 14, 1895, the last day he would see Susy alive.
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