Joseph Hopkins Twichell: The Life and Times of Mark Twain's Closest Friend
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A drawing of Joseph Hopkins Twichell and Mark Twain
In November 1874, Twichell and Clemens decided to extend their weekly conversational walks by traveling to Boston on foot. The result was turned into an endless newspaper joke by Clemens and his publicist, James Redpath. The son of Clemens' female mentor Mary Fairbanks drew this sketch, which Twichell, who briefly sported a beard in this era, mounted in his journal. (Photo courtesy of Yale Collection of American Literature, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library)

Twain-Twichell Walks

About once a year, Steve does his best to retrace the route of Twichell and Twain's conversational walks to what is now Talcott Mountain State Park. These 8-mile group walks begin at the Mark Twain House in Hartford, stop by the site of Twichell's home on Woodland Street, and finish at Heublein Tower. Local history digressions abound!

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