Washoe and San Francisco. Tuolumne County and back to San Francisco. Tired of reporter duties Mark Twain becomes a traveling correspondent in the Sandwich Islands.
Reporting for the Territorial EnterpriseTue Sep 16, 1862
September 16 Tuesday – Sam’s article, “ANOTHER INNOCENT MAN KILLED,” appeared in the Territorial Enterprise. Since the shooting was on Sunday and the paper did not print on Mondays, Marleau thinks this Tuesday was “likely the first day Samuel L. Clemens reported for the Territorial Enterprise” [“Some Early” 12].
Depart Virginia City for San FranciscoSun May 29, 1864
Clemens left Virginia City on 29 May 1864 on the California stage,
Tuolumne CountySun Dec 04, 1864
December 4 Sunday – Sam left San Francisco with James Gillis for Jackass Hill in Tuolumne County, Ca., some one hundred miles east of San Francisco. They boarded a San Joaquin steamer for Stockton, and from there went on by stagecoach to “that serene and reposeful and dreamy and delicious sylvan paradise” (Jackass gulch) [Sanborn 256].
Slinking in San FranciscoSun Feb 26, 1865
After a three months’ absence, I found myself in San Francisco again, without a cent.
San Francisco Earthquake of 1865Sun Oct 08, 1865
Return to San Francisco and Booked Passage to the Sandwich IslandsTue Feb 27, 1866