Tod Jennings – I Met the Mayor!
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Mark Twain Lived in Nevada from 1861-1864, historians like Peter Messent consider this “the third major formulative periods of Mark’s career” becuase of the diverse individuals and rich experiences Twain found in Nevada. He was the city editor for a newspaper called Virginia City Daily Territorial Enterprise. It was in Nevada that he first used the pen name, Mark Twain. Mark Twain is best known for writing The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (1876) and Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (1885).
There's a basin, wrought of reason,
tortoise dry and clean of air
Where rivers hike to meet their fate,
get lost and disappear
Where Grand Adventure had a say
and different would prevail
And where only hardy life hangs on
to all that it entails... Read More