Sunday, October 15, 2017

The Sam Clemens place in Hartford...

Amazingly, I just walked through the room "Mark Twain" wrote Huck Finn, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and The Prince and the Pauper.  The old home built in 1874 was his residence for 17 years.  Sadly the house was the place where his daughter eventually died of spinal meningitis... He would leave the house on a World Tour to rescue his finances after poor investments and bankruptcy.

This was one creative neighborhood...

No photography is allowed in the house, but here is a great documentary.

Sam's neighbor was Harriet Beecher Stowe!

This was a Tucker design, and the Clemens family loved the home and the period was Sam's most productive.

The carriage house was home to the Clemen's horse and carriage.

Sam Clemens was an activist who opposed racism, imperialism, and crimes against humanity of any sort.  In his later years he spoke out about injustice and his disappointment in the human condition.   Several of Sam’s works were never published during his lifetime either because magazines would not accept them or because of a personal fear that his reputation would be ruined.


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