Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Mark Twain in Library Park

Mark Twain, aka Samuel Langhorne Clemens (1835-1910), is alive and well in Library Park. You can sit with him any day, even have your picture taken with the famous author, at the corner of Myrtle and Lime.

OK, so it's really a cast bronze Art in Public Places installation, dedicated on March 29, 2003. The artist is Gary Price.

The plaque to the left of the statue starts with a Mark Twain quote:

The man who does not read good books has no advantage over the man who can read them.

The plaque further gives the names of the generous donors to the project:
Kenter Family
Cognoro and Biasotti Families
Norman Haley
Peter Jacksen and Vicki Novell

For 10 extra points, what book is in Twain's hand? If you guessed Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, you are correct.

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