Saturday, December 18, 2010

The Mark Twain Museum

Tom Sawyer was on Sweet Girl's literature list this year.  She really enjoyed the story.  While we were shopping in Reno a few weeks ago, there was a statue of Mark Twain at the outlet center.  She started telling us what she had learned about the author.  We decided it was a good time to go back and visit the Mark Twain Museum in Virginia City.  
The writing desk used by Mark Twain when he was a reporter and the city editor of the Territorial Enterprise in 1862.  
 The printing press used by the newspaper. 
A proof press.  Newsprint paper was placed on the type after inking.  Then the huge roller was pushed over the type to make the impression.
 Nevada's first switchboard(1901).  
 A water wheel which was used to power the printing press.
Yes, I took a pictue of a toilet .  Sweet Girl thought it was funny they had a sign on it that read "Mark Twain Sat Here".  
It was interesting to learn about the tools and history of the trade.

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