Nevada Historical Landmarks in Storey County

Nevada Historical Landmark 28
Mark Twain
53 South C Street
Virginia City

Nevada Historical Landmark 28: Mark Twain
Nevada Historical Landmark 28: Mark Twain
27 February 2008
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Mark Twain

100 years ago, in 1864, Samuel Clemens left the Territorial Enterprise, moving on to California and worldwide fame. He was a reporter here in 1863 when he first used the name, Mark Twain. He later described his colorful adventures in Nevada in "Roughing It."

Nevada Centennial Marker No. 27
Plaque placed by James Lenhoff, 1964
Editor and Publisher
Territorial Enterprise

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