The oldest son, Orion, soon began publishing a newspaper, and Sam began to make a contribution there as a journeyman printer and occasional writer of articles. Some of the liveliest and most controversial stories in the newspaper just came out of the pen his younger brother – usually when Orion was out of town. Clemens also traveled to St. Louis and New York. But the call of the , in the end, Clemens raised the career of a pilot boat. Profession, which, according to Clemens himself, he would deal with life, if not civil war put an end to the private shipping company in 1861.
Because Clemens was forced to find another job. After a brief acquaintance with the militia, Clemens in July 1861 years away from the war in the west. Then his brother, Orion offered a job as secretary of the governor of Nevada. Sam and Orion Two weeks went by coach to the prairies in the mining town of Virginia City, Nevada, where silver was mined. In the West experiences out West formed a U.S.
Twain as a writer and became the basis of his second book. In Nevada, hoping to get rich, Samuel Clemens became a miner and began to produce silver. He had long to live in camp with fellow prospectors – another mode of living he later described in the literature. Failing to become a successful prospector, he had to leave the mining of silver, and get to work in the newspaper Territorial Enterprise, also in Virginia.