For good reasons, Hannibal, Missouri loves to claim Mark Twain as their own. The truth is we share his legacy with many other parts of the country, too. One little known example is a tiny town in the California Sierra Mountains that's named after Samuel Clemens. Depending on who you...
The Connecticut estate where Mark Twain lived for the last 2 years of his life is listed for $3.9 million. Take a look inside.
"A lot of people are drawn to the area because they're fans, and they call themselves Twainiacs," the listing agent said.
In 1977, nearly 100 years after Mark Twain’s “The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn” was published, Steve Terry began as a deckhand on a Mississippi riverboat. The boat cruised up and down the river where Twain’s characters had their escapades. Terry stuck with it, and in 1997...
History is being made this weekend. Our own Mike Randall is marking a half century playing Mark Twain. Mel asked Mike what we can expect to see at this one-night-only performance as Mark Twain. Mike says “Just your favorite old guy coming out and telling great stories and some funny one-liners and just having a good time. You know it’s that idea of, like I already said, unplugged from the 21st century and maybe sneak back to the early 1900’s when things were a little bit simpler, but the stories still hit home.” Mike goes on to say, “When he talks about politics and religion and all of the news of the day that was happening then, it really connects with now so, he is funny and fun, I’ll just leave it at that.”
Mark Twain is one of the most beloved of all writers in the world. What was it about this man that his legacy remains so strong that 112 years after his death everyone still knows the name?. Kudos to the communities that have capitalized on the fact that Mark Twain...
The Montgomery County baseball team pulled off a 7-4 win over the Mark Twain Tigers in an Eastern Missouri Conference road game at Mark Twain High School. The Wildcats improved to 8-6 overall and 6-2 in EMO play. Senior catcher Ethan Rakers turned in a strong effort on the field and at the plate. He made six putouts, including two in the bottom of the seventh inning. He also broke a 4-4 tie in the top of the sixth with an RBI single that scored Travis Hill. He later scored on a wild pitch. MCHS will play a home doubleheader against Louisiana and North Callaway starting at 4 p.m. on May 10. Rakers, Evan Abercrombie and Lucas Pierson will be playing in their final home games. THEO TATE PHOTOS.
Like Fiona the Hippo at the Cincinnati Zoo or Shamu at Sea World, or even your loyal pet, it's always nice to give animals an appropriate and memorable name. So it goes with the two river otters at Dubuque's National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium. The otters are fast friends, have strong ties to the Mississippi River, and were accordingly named Tom Sawyer and Becky Thatcher. The reference is to the two well-known characters from Mark Twain's The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn.