March 3, 2006
Though the rest of the country thinks of Samuel Langhorne Clemens as a southerner, it was a spell in San Francisco and the wilds of California which turned young Sam into "Mark Twain".
This week’s podcast tells the story of how a misfired duel, a bungled gold-mining claim, a suit for libel — and yes, a frog — conspired to create a work which took New York by storm and helped to forge an American original.
- #35: Birth of San Francisco #2
- #59: Starr King and the California Civil War (pt. 1)
- #65: Memories of an Argonaut
- #18: firebelle lil — elizabeth “lillie” coit
- The fog rolls in — 24 hours in 144 seconds
Thanks to Tom Joad for the banjo tune “Bonaparte’s Retreat” – provided under a Creative Commons license