Monday, August 6, 2012

Mark Twain visits Champaign (1871)

Champaign County Gazette, 13 December 1871
Mark Twain, 7 February 1871,Courtesy of the Library of Congress

The "Local Affairs" column of the Champaign County Gazette, announcing the upcoming lecture by Mark Twain, at Barrett Hall (renamed the Champaign Opera House in 1882), Champaign, Il.  

Barrett Hall hosted orator and leader of the abolitionist movement, Frederick Douglass, in 1869.

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