10-26-16 Photo Challenge

LARGER THAN LIFE

10-26-16

A larger than life wood carved likeness of Mark Twain in his later years – at the Museum of Appalachia, Norris, TN.  The Mark Twain (Samuel L Clemens) family lived in a forlorn mountain community named  “Possum Trot”.  Their quaint little log cabin, where Twain was ostensibly conceived, is now located at the museum along with its history and that of the Clemens’ family. The likeness of Twain was commissioned by  local historian, Ralph Taylor, and carved by Billy Miller, both residents of Fentress Co., TN where the Clemens family lived before they moved to Missouri.

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