Submitted by scott on Mon, 11/30/2020 - 19:26

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.

  • Petaluma Lecture
    Mon Nov 26, 1866

    Sam gave the “Sandwich Islands” lecture at PetalumaCalif

  • Oakland Lecture
    Tue Nov 27, 1866

    Sam gave the “Sandwich Islands” lecture at OaklandCalif. in College Hall. 

  • Mark Twain's Fairwell Lecture
    Mon Dec 10, 1866

    December 10 Monday  Sam gave the “Sandwich Islands” lecture at Congress Hall in San Francisco as “Mark Twain’s Farewell” [Benson 165]. Lorch say the “lecture was well attended and well received” [48].

  • Depart San Francisco for New York
    Sat Dec 15, 1866

    Depart San Francisco aboard the steamship America commanded by Edgar "Ned" Wakeman, December 15, 1866

  • Crossing the Peninsula
    Sun Dec 30, 1866

    December 30 at San Juan del Sur, December 31 at San Carlos, Nicaragua, also known as Greytown.

  • Arrive in New York
    Sat Jan 12, 1867

    We swore the ship through at quarantine, which was right—she hadn’t had any real cholera on board since we left Greytown—and at 8 o’clock this morning we stood in the biting air of the upper deck and sailed by the snow-covered, wintry looking residences on Staten Island—recognized Castle Garden [in the Battery]—beheld the vast city spread out beyond, encircled with its palisade of masts, and adorned with its hundred steeples—saw the steam-tug and ferryboats swarming through the floating ice, instinct with a frenzied energy, as we passed the [East] river—and in a little while we were ashore

  • Depart New York
    Sun Mar 03, 1867
  • Arrive in St. Louis
    Tue Mar 05, 1867
  • The Sandwich Islands Lecture Tour of the Midwest
    Mon Mar 25, 1867

    March 25 - April 9 - Midwest Lecture Tour: 5 engagements - "Sandwich Island

  • Lecture for South St. Louis Mission Sunday School.
    Mon Mar 25, 1867

    March 25 Monday  In St. Louis, Sam gave his “Sandwich Islands” lecture to a standing room only crowd at Mercantile Library Hall for the benefit of the South St. Louis Mission Sunday School.