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Mark Twain Dispatches

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Mark Twain Dispatches

Mark Twain Dispatches

Mark Twain Dispatches

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One-hundred-forty years ago this summer, Mark Twain secured his first paid job as a writer. He reported for the Virginia City Territorial Enterprise in the Nevada Territory. Host Scott Simon marks the anniversary with Shelley Fisher Fishkin, a Twain scholar at the University of Texas.