Friday, June 17, 2011

Mark Twain Park

Nearby Jamestown is proud of their native son Sam Clemens, who is better known by his pen name Mark Twain. There is a hotel named for him.
And a street.
And a downtown park that preserves and protects the spring where Sam's family got water when they lived nearby.
The city recently dedicated a statue to Mark Twain, carved from a tree inside the park using a chainsaw.
But Mark Twain never lived in Jamestown. The historical marker at the park tells the story.
See, his family moved to Missouri before he was born. But it does look like he was conceived there!

1 comment:

  1. Ha, sounds bit like Mary Queen of Scots over here. Every historic place reckons she stayed there.