Tuesday, February 9, 2016
The parents of Samuel Clemens (better known by the pseudonym Mark Twain) lived in Jamestown before he was born. About a block from the town square is Mark Twain Park which also contains the town spring.
A new addition to the park since the last time I was in Jamestown in 2009 is this statue of Twain. This artwork was donated to the Jamestown Garden Club by Master of the Chainsaw Ben King. (Yes, this was carved by a chainsaw. If you've never seen a chainsaw artist do their thing, it's amazing the fine details that can be done with one. I'd be lucky to make a straight line with a chainsaw.)