(November 30, 1835 - April 21, 1910)Samuel Langhorne Clemens was the sixth of seven chilrden of a merchant and his wife. He spent his youth in Missouri, then a slave state. After a career as a printer and steamboat pilot, he became a journalist, travel writer, humorist and satirist. His pen name came from his days on the Mississippi River. "Mark twain" meant water that was 12 feet deep and considered safe for a boat to float over without running aground. While his writing earned him a great deal of money, he squandered much of it on bad investment, especially on failed technologies. A man of diverse talents, Twain was also an innovator whose inventions included a steam engine and a machine to engrave printing plates. His writing redefined fiction, as he produced classic novels of modern literature for scholars and readers alike.
|Placed By||Cultural Trail Indianapolis|
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|Date Added||Saturday, April 27th, 2019 at 11:02am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||16S E 572031 N 4403324|
|Decimal Degrees||39.77681667, -86.15888333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 39° 46.609', W 86° 9.533'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||39° 46' 36.54" N, 86° 9' 31.98" W|
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