Twain was offered the job with the Virginia City Territorial Entrrprise because of entertaining material he sent them. I would assume he was an avid reader. Sent from my iPhone > On Sep 16, 2017, at 1:46 PM, Robert STEWART <[log in to unmask]> wrote: > > We know Sam Clemens worked as a printer, sometimes news reporter, as=C2=A0= > was Mark Twain in his early years. > There is one clue that he was a newspaper reader, when=C2=A0he made an 1865= > =C2=A0notation about Bob Howland in his journal the day Howland's name appe= > ared in the Sacramento Daily Union. And there is the claim that he carved u= > p his desktop cutting articles from exchanges in Virginia City. > Does anyone know if he was a regular newspaper reader, especially before he= > joined the Enterprise staff? > Bob Stewart .