Samuel Clemens in Carson City
Former Nevada State Archivist Guy Rocha talked about American author and humorist Samuel Clemens and his time spent in Carson… read more
Former Nevada State Archivist Guy Rocha talked about American author and humorist Samuel Clemens and his time spent in Carson City. Clemens came to Carson City in 1861 hoping to strike it rich in mining. When those endeavors didn’t work out, he found work as a writer at the Territorial Newspaper in nearby Virginia City. It was there Samuel Clemens adopted the name, “Mark Twain.” Mr. Rocha was interviewed outside the Orion Clemens House, home of Mark Twain’s older brother, where Samuel Clemons stayed when in Carson City.
C-SPAN’s Local Content Vehicles (LCVs) made a stop in their “2013 LCV Cities Tour” in Carson City, Nevada, from July 8-12 to feature the history and literary life of the community. Working with the Charter Communications local affiliate, they visited literary and historic sites where local historians, authors, and civic leaders were interviewed. close
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