July 18 Thursday - The Clemens party arrived in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan, and checked into the Hotel Iroquois. Sam gave his talk at the Soo Opera House. J.B. Pond did not make a diary entry on this stop, nor did Sam mention it in any letters extant. Gaw writes,"I found only one ad previewing the arrival of Twain in the July 13 edition of the Sault Ste. Marie News and one small paragraph in the same paper of July 20 that characterized the lecture merely as 'entertaining.' However, in view of the lack of positive mention by either Twain or Pond, it is reasonable to assume that Twain did not consider this lecture outstanding"[Gaw 24].