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Samuel Longhorne Clemens (Mark Twain)

1835 - 1910

 
 
Samuel Longhorne Clemens (Mark Twain) Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, October 9, 2019
1. Samuel Longhorne Clemens (Mark Twain) Marker
Inscription.  Mark Twain, American humorist and celebrated author, visited Fairhaven on August 14-15, 1895 as part of his worldwide lecture tour. He stayed at The Fairhaven, a magnificent Victorian hotel located at the NE corner of 12th Street and Harris Avenue. He is best remembered for his stories about Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn.

SCULPTOR: Gary Lee Price
DONORS: Anne and Michael Botwin

 
Erected 2018 by Anne and Michael Botwin.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, MusicEntertainment. A significant historical date for this entry is August 14, 1895.
 
Location. 48° 43.241′ N, 122° 30.213′ W. Marker is in Bellingham, Washington, in Whatcom County. Marker is at the intersection of 11th Street and Mill Avenue, on the left when traveling north on 11th Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1200 11th Street, Bellingham WA 98225, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Counterfeiters' Hide Out (within shouting distance of this marker); Phoebe Goodell Judson (within shouting distance of this marker); Town Pillory (within shouting distance of this marker); Charles X. Larrabee (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Site of Puget Sound Sawmills and Shingle Company (approx. 0.2 miles away);

Samuel Longhorne Clemens (Mark Twain) Marker - wide view image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, October 9, 2019
2. Samuel Longhorne Clemens (Mark Twain) Marker - wide view
The marker is partly visible here, embedded in the sidewalk to the left of Twain. And if anyone was curious as to what it is that Twain would be reading on a park bench for all eternity, the answer is Huckleberry Finn.
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Fairhaven Canning Company (approx. 0.4 miles away); The 1909 Fairhaven Empress Tree (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Legacy of Byron Elmendorf (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bellingham.
 
Also see . . .  Mark Twain Sculpture Installed in Fairhaven, WA (Bellingham.org). (Submitted on October 17, 2019.)
 
Samuel Longhorne Clemens (Mark Twain) Marker - wide view, looking south on 11th Street image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, October 9, 2019
3. Samuel Longhorne Clemens (Mark Twain) Marker - wide view, looking south on 11th Street
<i>Mark Twain aboard the U. S. S. Mohican, Seattle, Washington</i> image. Click for full size.
James B. Pond (courtesy of Mark Twain Archive, Elmira College and Kevin Mac Donnell, Austin, Texas), August 13, 1895
4. Mark Twain aboard the U. S. S. Mohican, Seattle, Washington
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 14, 2020. It was originally submitted on October 17, 2019, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 76 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on October 17, 2019, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.

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