The truly American voice. He was born in obscurity, but proud of his connection to Halley’s Comet. His ultimate goal was to become a river boat captain on the Mississippi River, but the Civil War changed all that. He served one month in the Confederacy, but went AWOL and went west and became a newspaper writer. He traveled and found a gift of gab and sarcasm that people gravitated to. He wrote some iconic novels that defined who we are and what we needed to be about. The voice of a teen age Huckleberry Finn advocating better race relations was an eye-opening experience for America. Come and hear the stories of that man who entertained and taught America what they needed to be.