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Mark Twain (aka Samuel Clemmons)

Factoid: Some "scholars" would change Twain's name back to the "Samuel Clemmons". How rude! He chose his name from riverboat jargon: "Mark Twain" means "turn around."

Mark Twain lived on the edge of Industrial & technological changes. Twain wrote a great deal about technology, particularly the trains that were so changing the world he lived in.

Bouncing heads on the family photo album page is a modified Java applet originally authored by Jonathan Payne

Farm To-do list:
House:
upgrade electric service - in progress
install plumbing - (done)
line cistern - cancelled
divert eaves troughs to cistern - cancelled-
divert eaves troughs to rain barrel - done
install waterpump from rain barrel - done
deep well project - awaiting budget approval
hot water heater
insulate attic - in progress
patch roof leaks - in progress
replace windows
jack up house - in progress
remove old floor back room - done
reinforce floor joists - in progress
install duct work - cancelled
instal air-tight woodstove - in progress
new hardwood floor - in progress
re-morter stone foundation - in progress
new kitchen cabinets - done
install double doors bedroom - done
plaster bedroom walls, ceiling - done
walpaper bedrooms - in progress
new three peice bathroom -done
fix dishwasher

Grounds:
cultivate vegatable garden - deferred 1 year
septic system - done
dig trench to pond - cancelled
lay waterlines from pond - cancelled
lay circulation lines to pond - cancelled
remove vines from trees - done
fix electric fence - done
build front gate
build front fence - done
plant apple trees - done
plant evergreen trees - done
remove old straw from barn
bury phone cable to service - done
install electric to gate
awaiting grant from Ducks unlimited:
-move electric fence around pond
-set-up watering trough for cows
-install gate at pond fence
-install dock at pond
Barn:
replace foundation beams
fix barn floor
jack up barn
new eaves troughs on barn
fix barn roof
replace bad beams in barn
New phone lines - done
bury phone cable to barn
set-up barn office
new barn windows
replace barn board
fix barn doors
new straw in barn (for weight)

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