ADVANTAGES

Brief stop in Hannibal and soldiering days recalled in his story “A Private History of a Campaign that Failed.” Traveled by stage coach to Carson City, Nevada, with brother Orion who had been appointed Secretary to the Territorial Governor of Nevada, James Nye.After brief stint as a miner, Sam Clemens settled in as a reporter on the Virginia City, Nevada Territorial Enterprise in August.First used pen name Mark Twain on Enterprise.Left for California in May, began working for San Francisco Call newspaper.Visited Jackass Hill in California where he heard the Jumping Frog story; tried gold mining.

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