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Photos and captions by M. L. Christmas
For the record (attention Kent): Can now
safely count myself as having officially
been to the octagonal study site: direct pedal contact with the soil.
Mark Twain's study at night, on a balmy,
summer evening before the start of the conference.
The purple lights are in the tower at Cowles Hall . . . or are they the night-time landing-lights of Mark Twain's
transport in Will Vinton's "Adventures of Mark Twain"? (A little shout-out to Mark Dawidziak.)
Simeon Benjamin, founder of Elmira
College, looks on with satisfaction
at the conclusion of another memorable State of Mark Twain Studies conference.
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