From Sacramento, Central Pacific Railroad to Donner Summit; A Six-Horse Sleigh to Donner Lake; Mail Coach to Coburn's Station; then railway and stagecoaches to Virginia City.
April 27 and 28 - Piper's Opera House, Virginia City, Nevada (see Maguire's Opera House)
April 29 - Carson City, Nevada
April 30 - School Benefit, Carson City, Nevada - "Sandwich Islands"
The tour completed, Mark Twain returned to San Francisco and once more reestablished himself at an old favorite haunt, the Occidental Hotel, which he once referred to as "heaven on the half-shell." There for two full months, he settled down and worked on Innocents Abroad and on his newspaper correspondence. He had planned to leave California near the end of June, but finally set July 6 as the day of departure. Before saying farewell to the city he loved, he decided to give a final lecture and set the date, July 2. (Lorch, p 81)