Mark Twain topic of this month’s museum lecture
January 11, 2011
Bob Stewart discusses Mark Twain/Sam Clemens at the Douglas County Historical Society’s lecture of the month, 7 p.m. Thursday, at the Carson Valley Museum & Cultural Center, 1477 Highway 395, Gardnerville.
Stewart worked in the office of Gov. Mike O’Callaghan and was public affairs officer for the Bureau of Land Management. After retiring in 2001, he became interested in the report that Mark Twain had set a forest fire at Lake Tahoe in 1861. While writing an article about what turned out to be a brush fire in the forest, he used the Nye claim map to locate Sam Clemens’ claim at the Lake.
This led to Stewart’s nomination for a cove at the Lake to be named “Sam Clemens Cove.” Documentation revealed information and images about trails, people, and places in 1861 Nevada Territory that Stewart will share during his talk.
Admission $3, free for historical society members. Information, 782-2555.