Travels from New York to San Francisco, 3/11/68, then lectures in California and Nevada 4/17 to 4/29/68
Wed Mar 11, 1868
From New York to San Francisco. Departed New York, March 11 on board the Henry Chauncy. A wooden-hulled sidewheeler of 2,656 tons built in New York in 1865, it was owned and operated by the Pacific Mail Steamship Company.
Sun Mar 15, 1868
March 15 Sunday – Sam wrote from the Henry Chauncey en route from New York to Aspinwall,
Thu Mar 19, 1868
March 19 Thursday – The Henry Chauncey reached Aspinwall, Panama. Sam traveled across the
Isthmus by train and boarded the Sacramento at Panama City
Thu Apr 02, 1868
Arrived in San Francisco on 2 April .
Tue Apr 14, 1868
April 14 Tuesday – Sam spoke at Platt’s Hall, San Francisco to 1,600, a full house. His lecture was
titled “Pilgrim Life,” from his Holy Land material and his “The Frozen Truth” lecture.
April 15 Wednesday – Sam repeated the Apr. 14 lecture again at Platt’s Hall
Thu Apr 16, 1868
Clemens took the California Steam Navigation Company’s daily steamer to Sacramento on 16 April, where he lectured the following night. After also lecturing in nearby Marysville (18 April), Nevada City (20 April), and Grass Valley (21 April), he returned to Sacramento, and on 23 April took the 6:30 a.m. Central Pacific train for Nevada
Fri Apr 17, 1868
April 17 - Metropolitan Theater, Sacramento, California
Sat Apr 18, 1868
April 18 - Marysville, California
Mon Apr 20, 1868
April 20 - Nevada City, California
Tue Apr 21, 1868
April 21 - Grass Valley, California