Scenic USA - Missouri
Scenic USA offers a collection of select photographs from a wide variety of attractions, points of interest, historic sites, state parks and
national parks found throughout the United States. Each photo feature is coupled with a brief explanation.
For further detailed information, links to other related sites are provided.
The Mark Twain
|Photos by Wei O'Connell
Wei's PBase Gallery
Growing up in the port town of Hannibal, Samuel Clemens quickly became captivated with the nearby Mississippi River. Best known by his pen name, Mark Twain, Clemens went on to fulfill a boyhood dream, taking a job as river boat pilot in the early 1860s. The Civil War sidelined Clemens as a pilot, so he moved westward. Although he briefly continued in newspaper reporting and mining, Clemens became best known as a humorist and author. His famous quotes, literary works and lectures brought him fame throughout the world.
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