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.

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> 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