Webster Walk

Webster Walk (HM1PLV)

Location: West Hartford, CT 06107 Hartford County
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Country: United States of America
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N 41° 45.626', W 72° 44.51'

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Salutes Another Famous American Author

— Mark Twain —

Another popular man of letters, and a true American original that eventually made Hartford his home, was Samuel Langhorne Clemens, better known by his pen name, Mark Twain.

Twain started out as a printer's apprentice and typesetter, and shared Webster's love of letters and language from an especially American point of view. While Webster concentrated on correcting colloquial speech, Twain was intent to record it, helping to create and popularize a distinctively American literary genre. William Faulkner called Twain, the 'father of American literature.'

Largely self-taught, and a voracious reader, he credited public libraries with being his best education. At various times, he worked as steamboat pilot, journalist, lecturer and author. He was also an adventurer, and an inveterate traveller, as well as a keen social observer, and a skilled humorist and satirist.

Many of his famous works went on to become American classics: such as The Adventures of Tom Swayer and Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, as well as A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court, to name a few.

His home, the Mark Twain House and Museum, is open to the public in Hartford. We display here Twain's twenty year plan for the improving of spelling in the English language (with apologies to Noah) and a few of his well-known quotations.
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Date Added Friday, November 27th, 2015 at 9:01am PST -08:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 687721 N 4625642
Decimal Degrees41.76043333, -72.74183333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 41° 45.626', W 72° 44.51'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds41° 45' 37.56" N, 72° 44' 30.6" W
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Area Code(s)860
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 42 S Main St, West Hartford CT 06107, US
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