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Name Change - Ponderings Carol Jones Lorac1 Samuel Langhorne Clemens' pen name was Mark Twain which was derived from his work as a riverboat pilot on the Mississippi River. The call, 'Mark Twain' would indicate the depth of the water; two fathoms (12 feet).

I learned this in school many years ago and for some reason it has stayed with me all these years. I guess, some bits of information do come in handy if only once in a while!


PS I hope that I haven't posted this in the wrong conference as it may just be DDJ&B

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