Mark Twain on the porch at Quarry Farm, Elmira, New York. Photo courtesy the Elmira College Center for Mark Twain Studies
Mark Twain and Elmira College
Elmira College is the home of the Center for Mark
Twain Studies. Twain's wife was a member of the Elmira class of
1864. Elmira College was the first college founded for women in the
United States which offered degrees equivalent to those offered to
men. Twain summered with his wife's relatives on their
Farm outside the town for 20 years, writing
Life on the Mississippi,
Tom Sawyer, and
A Connecticut Yankee in
King Arthur's Court while there. The farm now serves as a
temporary home for scholars visiting the Center.
Originally submitted by: Amo Houghton,Representative (31st District).
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