Thursday, March 24, 2016


Just over two years ago, on 17 March 2014, Thomas Van Stein and I set out on the CoW's maiden voyage, to Gold Rush Country, and discovered Mark Twain.

Jackass Hill.
Where Samuel Clemens spent three dismal weeks in January 1865 panning for gold.

We spent the first night in a town called Murphys (appropriate for St. Paddy' Day).

Van Stein set up his easel to paint Murphys Hotel, beneath a full moon, a side view to capture the room where Mark Twain slept...

...and somehow or other I wound up capturing the great writer himself.