Mark Twain's Sierra Nevada: Quotes from Roughing It


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By Alex Wierbinski - Posted on 28 May 2011

 

This page is to collect comments about Mark Twain's High Sierra observations recorded in Roughing It explored on the Mark Twain's High Sierra page from the trail guide.

The above link brings you  to quotes from Twain about Lake Tahoe, the Silver Boom in the Eastern Sierra, and Mono Lake.

Better yet, read Mark Twain's Roughing It.

Twain offers an amazing window into an almost pristine Lake Tahoe and Eastern Sierra in the 1860s.

Twain's later works reveal his burning observations about what we had done to our country and our govenment by the 1880s. Since then we have built quite an ethical and physical empire of contradictions off the foundations laid during Twain's Era...

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