Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Mark Twain Motherlode Festival

Ironstone is one of many sponsors for the upcoming Mark Twain Motherlode Festival in Angels Camp, October 15, 16 & 17.   Check out the photo of his residence on Jackass Hill below....

Sam Clemmons was one of our more famous residents during those wild and crazy gold rush days. For a momentous 3 months, he lived just outside of Angels Camp on Jackass Hill.  His home, called the Mark Twain Cabin, or a replica of such, still stands. It was actually owned by the Gillis family who were happy to provide Sam Clemmens with a place to stay and company to boot. Not much to see, but, in those days, he had a roof over his head and a stove to keep his hands warm while he wrote with plenty of company to enjoy life with. 

This year celebrates the 100th anniversary of his death with a fantastic weekend of events at the Angels Camp Museum,  Bret Harte Theater and under the big top at Greenhorn Creek.

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