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1: When Mark Twain was young, his ambition was to be a steamboat pilot on the Mississippi River. After he got his pilot's license, the Civil War came, and the steamboat business never recovered. | Mississippi River | Steamboat

2: Twain traveled from the age17 till the last few weeks of his life. He always discovered new places and absorbed the scenery around him. The places he went affected what he wrote. | Twain on boat | Turkey

3: Mark Twain, born with the name Samuel Langhorne Clemens, had a large family with seven children. His family moved to Hannibal, Missouri, and there, Mark listened to his family’s slaves tell tales. In 1870, Mark and Olivia Landon were married and had four children. | Twain's family | Twain's house

4: Mark Twain drew sketches for newspapers, was a printing apprentice, and was a pilot for a while. In 1861, he went west and took his first job as a reporter and discovered his writing talent there. He used the name “Mark Twain” in 1868. | Young Twain | Writing

5: Bibliography "Mark Twain." Mark Twain's Life. PBS. 30 Mar. 2009 . "Mark Twain." Mark Twain Along Mississippi. 31 Mar. 2009 <"Steamboats." Steamboat on Mississippi. 31 Mar. 2009>. "Mark Twain." Mark Twain Family. 31 Mar. 2009 Mark Twain. 31 Mar. 2009 . "Turkey." Turkey. 31 Mar. 2009 "Steamboats." Steamboat on Mississippi. 31 Mar. 2009 . "Mississippi River." Mississippi River. 31 Mar. 2009 . "Mark Twain's Picture." 31 Mar. 2009 . Mark Twain's House. 31 Mar. 2009 . "The Mark Twain House." Mark Twain House and Museum. Ed. Mark Twain House Museum. 2004. 30 Mar. 2009 .

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