Mark Twain's Life
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Samuel L. Clemens is born in Florida, Missouri.
The Clemens family moves to Hannibal.
Father, John, dies.
Samuel quit school to work at Hannibal Courier.
Began working with brother Orion at Hannibal Western Union.
Began learning how to pilot steamboats.
The Civil War halted his steamboat service.
Joined the Confederate Army for a couple of weeks.
Headed to California for gold.
Ended up broke after finding no gold.
Began working for the Virginia City Territorial Enterprise and adopted his pen name, Mark Twain.
Got his big break after publishing "Jim Smiley and His Jumping Frog"
Published bestseller "The Innocents Abroad"
Married Olivia Langdon
Published "The Adventures of Tom Sawyer"
Published "The Prince and the Pauper"
Published "Life on the Mississippi"
Published "Adventures of Huckleberry Finn"
Issued the memoirs of Pres. Ulysses S. Grant.
His business went bankrupt.
Published "A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court"
Published "The Tragedy of Pudd'nhead Wilson"
Lost his daughter, Susy.
Lost his daughter, Jean.
Wife Olivia died.
Twain died at age 74 in Redding, Connecticut.
Buried in Elmira, NY.
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