Pampa Daily News (Pampa, Texas) 19 June 1936 Page 10
Part aj Mark Ticflfrt memorial, //annual, Mo JUltS MARK TWAIN Samuel L. Clemens,. "Mississippi pilot, printer and publisher, died on April 21,1910, he left Mark Twain, writer and humorist,.behind him as a.per* petual legacy to America and to world literature. His penname penname is so closely associated with beloved classics like "Huckleberry Finn" and "Tom Sawyer" that his original name JB often forgotten even by those to Whom his writings are most familiar and dear. Mark Twain was born on November 30, 1835, at Florida, Missouri, but his family moved to Ilannibal in the -same state when he was four years old. It is the latter town that is best remembered as his home and it is there that the centennary of his birth was observed in November, November, 1935. Part of the celebration celebration was the erection of a beautiful beautiful memorial statue, showing the author surrounded. by his best loved characters. .The central central section of that statue, the work of Walter Russell,, of New York, is shown above., , Mark Twain's early education was a most sketehy,one. From his 'teens he had to earn his own living. It was a hard life but a fascinating one—as can, b« judged from Huck Finn and Tom Sawyer; lads very, mu«h like himself. ( .-...Ultimately .-...Ultimately he drifted into newspaper work in California and at 32 a San Francisfio paper sent him on a tour of the Mediterranean. Mediterranean. Out of this and other travels he wove his "Innocents Abroad." His novels, striking 9f new note in humor, prodding the foibles of humanity with devastating devastating laughter,, were instantly popular, bringing him fortune and renown..He died at Redding, Conn., at the age of 75..' -«.., id by Memorial Extension Commission.) '.