The American Frontier

Season 1 Episode 8

Mark Twain

Aired Unknown Oct 22, 1985 on PBS
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Mark Twain
The Old West was the perfect place for Mark Twain to begin his unique writing style. He worked the newspapers in Virginia City, Nevada and San Francisco, bringing color to ordinary stories. When he heard a tale about a jumping frog who was secretly fed buckshot, Twain shared the tale to the world when he wrote The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County.moreless

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