Traveling with Twain

In Search of America's Identity

The view from Quarry Farm

After Jervis Langdon died in 1870, his eldest daughter, Susan Langdon Crane, inherited the vacation home nestled in the hills of Elmira, Ny. Crane’s famous brother-in-law, Mark Twain, would spend his summers at Quarry Farm for more than 20 years, during which he wrote many of his most important works. Those include The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, A Tramp Abroad, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and Life on the Mississippi. In the video, Barbara Snedecor, director of the Center for Mark Twain Studies, talks about the importance of the view from Quarry Farm for Twain.

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