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Twain, Mark, 1835-1910

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Edited by Jim Zwick, a scholar who has written on the Phillipines, anti-Imperialism, and Mark Twain, this site hosts a number of exhibits and primary document collections concerned with the history of anti-imperialism in the United States and some related topics. In addition to a large number of political cartoons and images, the site offers essays and contemporary texts, full-text books, verse,...
Celebrated jumping frogs of Calaveras County continue to jump, despite some disagreements

Celebrating, and Quarreling Over, Frogs Frog jumping world is split in twain over money Calaveras County Fair and Jumping Frog Jubilee California red-legged frog, U.S. Fish and Wildlife...
Legendary Calaveras County Frog-Jumping Contest Will Continue

The much-storied annual Calaveras County Frog-Jumping Contest, inspired by Mark Twain's humorous short story, received good news yesterday when a careful review of the California Fish and Game Code revealed that "frogs to be used in frog-jumping contests" are exempted from general wildlife rules. The problem facing the contest was that most of the frogs used in the contest today are in fact...
Mark Twain

What better way to know Mark Twain than through his writings? Well, a fine documentary film by Ken Burns and Dayton Duncan is a good place to start. This website is designed to complement their film on Twain which originally appeared on PBS. First-time visitors should start by clicking on the "Interactive Scrapbook" area. Here visitors can take a look through texts, photos, illustrations, and...
Mark Twain Project

Mark Twain knew plenty about crafting a great narrative, but things like metadata encoding and primary user functionality were a bit before his time. Fortunately, all of these important tools of modern digital archive work and information science are put to their best use within this very comprehensive site. Dedicated to providing access to more than four decades' worth of archival research by...
Mark Twain: A Film Directed by Ken Burns

Mark Twain, a film co-produced by Ken Burns and Dayton Duncan, aired on PBS January 14th and 15th of 2002. Presently, PBS is offering the general public the opportunity to go behind the scenes at Florentine Films and learn about the making of the movie. Internet users can meet the co-producers and find out what they have say about Twain, as well as follow the steps of the filmmaking process. In...
The Mark Twain House

While the mention of Mark Twain may make one think of drifting along the Mississippi, the noted American author and curmudgeon wrote most of his famous works while living in this home in Hartford, Connecticut. Visitors to the site can take a virtual tour of the house, which is also notable for having one of the few remaining Tiffany-designed interiors. The site also has several activities for...