Railroad KML files courtesy of Railroads and the Making of Modern America, University of Nebraska–Lincoln.
East Orange Gazette, November 13, 1884
Mark Twain and George W. Cable
Mark reported to Livy on a poor reading in Springfield on November 7. (pg 16, Cardwell [Love Letters, p 366. The program at Springfield was experimental])
Cable reported that the performance was “against terrible odds—brass music & fire-works in front of the hall, vast crowds blocking the streets and cannon firing directly in the rear of the house”
Springfield Republican, Nov. 8, 1884 page 4.
The Twain-Cable Evening
In the afternoon the audience filled about two-thirds of the sittings. The hall was nearly filled by a select and cultured audience at the evening entertainment. (From Providence Daily Journal 1884: November 10)
a crowd so large that extra seats had to be moved into the hall (pg16 Cardwell)