Mark Twain in the West: An Exhibition

Samuel and Orion Clemens began their overland journey westwards in St. Joseph, Missouri. They traveled by stagecoach—the receipt survives—to Carson City, in what was then Nevada Territory. The map below offers a sense of scale and marks only the farthest points of the exhibition; click on a green pin for more information, or use + and – to zoom.

For details of Sam Clemens’s travels in Nevada and California, please see our map of the West.

University of California, Berkeley Mark Twain Papers and Project Detail: Nevada Territory and California Overview of the overland journey Maps Roughing It and Comments on Bret Harte Retracing Clemens's Steps A 'Call' to Literature California Gold Country San Francisco Correspondent Writing for the Enterprise Mining in Nevada Territory Exhibit Home Introduction and Chronology