Twain lectures on the Sandwich Islands in California and Nevada. He then crosses the peninsula and lectures in the midwest and New York. Shortly after, Sam embarks on the journey that will give him international notoriety, the Quaker City Excursion.
Arrived Carson CityFri Nov 02, 1866
Carson City LectureSat Nov 03, 1866
Sam gave the “Sandwich Islands” lecture at Carson Theatre in Carson City.
Washoe City LectureWed Nov 07, 1866
Sam gave the “Sandwich Islands” lecture at Washoe City, Nevada
Dayton LectureThu Nov 08, 1866
Sam gave the “Sandwich Islands” lecture at Dayton, Nevada, probably at the Odeon Hall Saloon, where Sam sometimes drank and played billiards. He arrived in Virginia City “about 12 in the evening…from Dayton” [Clark 903].
Silver City LectureFri Nov 09, 1866
Sam gave the “Sandwich Islands” lecture at Silver City, Nevada.
Gold Hill Lecture and Robbery at The DivideSat Nov 10, 1866
November 10 Saturday – Sam gave the “Sandwich Islands” lecture at the Gold Hill Theatre, Gold Hill, Nevada. After the lecture Sam and Denis McCarthy were the victims of a prank robbery on the one-mile highway between Gold Hill and Virginia City called “the divide.”
Departing Virginia CityMon Nov 12, 1866
At noon, Sam and Denis McCarthy left Virginia City by the Pioneer Stage via Donner Lake route for San Francisco. Just as the stage was leaving from in front of the Wells Fargo office, the chief of police George Birdsall handed Sam a package containing his watch, money, two jackknives, corkscrew, toothpick, three lead pencils, and the masks worn by the “robbers.”
Arrived in San FranciscoTue Nov 13, 1866
Sam arrived back in San Francisco at night
Platt's Hall LectureFri Nov 16, 1866
In front of 1,500 people in Platt’s Hall, San Francisco, California, Sam gave a new lecture based on the ride west with Orion.
San Jose LectureWed Nov 21, 1866
Sam gave the “Sandwich Islands” lecture at Armory Hall, San Jose, California.