Departs San Francisco for New York, 7/10/68, then lectures until 3/20/69
In AlbanyThu Dec 10, 1868
December 10 - Departed New York, spending that night at the Delavan House in Albany
In Norwich, NYFri Dec 11, 1868
December 11 - Norwich, New York Depart Norwich December 14 for New York City.
Washington Hall, Scranton, PAWed Dec 16, 1868
December 16 - Scranton, Pennsylvania. The librarian at Scranton Public Library has informed me that Twain's lecture took place at Washington Hall, a site noted for oratory in the 1860's.
Diefendorf Hall in Fort PlainSat Dec 19, 1868
December 19. Fort Plain, New York – Sam was the guest of his poet-friend, George W. Elliott (1830-1898) and wife until December 21.
Arrive in DetroitMon Dec 21, 1868
December 21: Arrive in Detroit
Young Men's Hall, Detroit, MichiganTue Dec 22, 1868
December 22 - Young Men's Hall, Detroit, Michigan
Lansing, Michigan, College HallWed Dec 23, 1868
December 23 - Lansing, Michigan, College Hall, on what is now Michigan State University seems a likely site for Twain's lecture.
Charlotte, MI, Sampson HallFri Dec 25, 1868
Clemens arrived and lectured in Charlotte on Christmas, leaving for Tecumseh, Michigan, the next day. It is possible he lectured at Sampson Hall, the location of which is unknown.
Tecumseh, MichiganSat Dec 26, 1868
December 26 - Tecumseh, Michigan. The location of Twain's lecture has not been determined but is likely to have been within what is now Tecumseh's Downlown Historic District.
Methodist Church, Akron, OhioWed Dec 30, 1868
December 30 - Methodist Church, Akron, Ohio then returned to the Fairbanks home in Cleveland. The identity of this Methodist Church has not been determined but it is possible the he spoke at The Old Stone Church.