Traveling with Twain

In Search of America's Identity


I would like to thank Northwestern University’s Academic Technologies for the key role it played in the design and development of this website. While Medill student Dan Tham, 2011 Medill graduates Alyssa Karas and Molly Lister and I contributed words, photos and ideas, Academic Technologies’ Robert Taylor, Harlan Wallach, Jon Fernandez, Gus Childs, Andrea Gaither and Gaby Kenyon created the site for the “Traveling with Twain in Search of America’s Identity” project. For the website’s profiles of cities we drew heavily on the work of Shelley Fisher Fishkin, Ron Powers and R. Kent Rasmussen, especially Rasmussen’s book Mark Twain A to Z: The Essential Reference to His Life and Writings. The generous financial contributions of Medill alumni Howard Dubin, Bruce and Carol Hallenbeck, Nanette DeMuesy and Mary Lou Song made possible the project’s September 18-December 11 trip across America. My heartfelt thanks to all. Loren Ghiglione

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