Mark Twain - Virginia City, NV
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Volcanoguy
N 39° 18.605 W 119° 38.983
11S E 271544 N 4354535
Quick Description: Two history markers in Virginia City, Nevada.
Location: Nevada, United States
Date Posted: 6/13/2017 7:19:48 PM
Waymark Code: WMVZ2Y
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member Marky
Views: 5

Long Description:
These two historical markers about Mark Twain are located on the front of the Territorial Enterprise building in Virginia City.
Marker Title (required): Mark Twain

Marker Text (required):
Plaque 1 Who greatly enriched the literature of the west, started his career as a writer in this building in 1862 on the editorial staff of the Territorial Enterprise. Placed April 29, 1934 University of Nevada Press Club Plaque 2 100 years ago, in 1864, Samuel Clemens left the Territorial Enterprise, moving on to California and worldwide fame. He was a reporter here in 1863 when he first used the name, Mark Twain. He later described his colorful adventures in Nevada in “Roughing it.” Nevada Centennial Marker No. 27 Placed by James Lenhoff, 1964 Editor and Publisher Territorial Enterprise


County (required): Storey

Marker Type (required): Metal Plaque

Other Marker Type (optional): NA

Is Marker Damaged? (required): No

Other Damage Type (optional): NA

Marker Number (If official State Marker from NV SHPO website above, otherwise leave blank): Not Listed

URL - Website (optional): Not listed

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