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View Resource Mark Twain's Mississippi River

In a very real way, Samuel Clemens cut his teeth on the Mississippi River as an apprentice steamboat captain in the late 1850s. Years later he would draw on these experiences for a number of the works he would write under the name, "Mark Twain". This multimedia website created at Northern Illinois University explores his time in and around Big Muddy through a number of interactive maps, historic...