Long Visits and other Residences, with journeys between.

Submitted by scott on Wed, 08/21/2019 - 10:10
Samuel L. Clemens leaves home for the first time. He expects to be able to take care of himself in the big city, first St. Louis to earn enough for the trip to New York City. He gives Philadelphia a try and a brief visit to Washington DC. Financial difficulties arise in both Philadelphia and back in New York so he beats a hasty retreat back to the Mississippi.
From March of 1854 to April of 1857, Sam is back in Hannibal and Keokuk until he escapes down the river again. From April of 1857 to May of 1861 he learns the river and becomes a skilled river pilot, until the Civil War robs him of his profession. He heads west and becomes Mark Twain
After returning from the Sandwich Islands, Sam finds he still needs to find a way to make a living. Going on a speaking tour was suggested, so it gives it a try with his first Sandwich Island Tour in California and Nevada. October 11 to December 10 of 1866
From San Francisco to New York, crossing the Isthmus on the San Juan River. December 15, 1866 to January 12, 1867

Mark Twain takes his Sandwich Island tour to the Midwest. March 25 - April 9 1867