Mark Twain Arrived in Hawaii

This month in history — March 18, 1866 — 31-year-old Mark Twain, then known as Samuel L. Clemens, arrived in Hawaii.

A traveling reporter for a California newspaper, Twain shared with his Californian readers the sights and sounds of the islands: surfing at Waikiki Beach, going up Kilauea Volcano on horseback, and watching Kilauea spew lava and smoke.

Read more about it in “Mark Twain in Hawaii.”

Mark Twain in Hawaii – Historical Feature Article


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