RoadTrip America

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Virginia City, Nevada

"Samuel Clemens was born in Missouri, but Mark Twain was born in Virgina City," says Joe Curtis, pictured here with his famous friend. It was while he was working for the Territorial Enterprise newspaper that Mr. Clemens first used his signature pen name.

Joe Curtis, who is also Chief of Virginia City's Volunteer Fire Department, is the proprietor of the Mark Twain Book Store on C street, housed in the Nevada Bank building erected in 1862.

Joe Curtis & Mark Twain