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Mark Twain Days 2023
Mark Twain Days were held April 21 to 23, 2023 in downtown Carson City. All photos by Kyler Klix of the Nevada Appeal.
Azariah Tucker as Tom Sawyer (left) and Koryn Miller as Becky Thatcher act out the engagement scene from “The Adventures of Tom Sawyer” on Saturday in Carson City. The kids came all the way from Hannibal, Missouri for the event.
Maverick Simon reads a short story he wrote for the Mark Twain Days Writing Contest on Friday in McFadden Plaza in Carson City. The 14-year-old from Mound House came in first place for the high school division.
McAvoy Layne, as Mark Twain, emcees part of the Mark Twain look-alike contest. Coming in first place was Uncle Fred Bluff from Red Bluff.
McAvoy Lane, as Mark Twain, poses with two children dressed as Becky Thatcher and Huckleberry Finn.
Jim Markle, aka George McLoughlin, shows off a newly minted Mark Twain medallion at the Nevada State Museum in Carson City on Friday.
Kathy Maendle and her dog Vixen sport faux Mark Twain-styled mustaches on Saturday in McFadden Plaza in Carson City.
Roman Carlo Gonzales, from Dayton, placed third for the Middle School Division in the Mark Twain Days Writing Contest.
Madison Carillo, from Fernley, placed second for the Middle School Division in the Mark Twain Days Writing Contest.
Ocean Hill, from Carson City, placed second for the High School Division in the Mark Twain Days Writing Contest.
Renate Victor, from Sparks, placed third for the adult division in the Mark Twain Days Writing Contest.
Christy Chamberlain, from Carson City, placed second for the adult division in the Mark Twain Days Writing Contest.
Nick Alberti, aka Kingwhistler, performs between readings on Friday night in the McFadden Plaza in Carson City.
Elias Killgore plays with chalk to create something in the McFadden Plaza in Carson City Friday night.
Robin and Robin Luke from Carson City check out a newly minted Mark Twain medallion at the Nevada State Museum on Friday.
Spike McGuire provides entertainment at the vendor and craft fair on Carson Street on Saturday.
Greg Revers plays his banjo as he busks downtown on Carson Street on Saturday.
Many participate in a large group photo wearing a faux Mark Twain-style mustache.
Black Irish Band performs at the Nevada State Railroad Museum on Saturday.
(Left to right) Paige Mattern, McAvoy Layne, Carrol Spreckelsen and Emily Hery pose for a photo.
Jeremiah from Carson City dressed up as Huckleberry Finn.
Rebecca VanSickle and DebiLynn Smith pose for a photo.
Contestants line up for the Steampunk fashion contest.
Diana Sims and Mike from Reno dance at the Governor’s Ball Saturday night in Carson City.
(Left to right) Debbie Reed, Paulette Grune, Fred Grune, Toni VanCleave and Rex Reed pose for a photo outside the Governor’s Mansion Saturday night in Carson City.
Nicholas Satalick from Carson City poses for a photo at the Nevada State Railroad Museum.
Keria Favero (left) poses with her sister, Emme, in steampunk fashion Saturday in Carson City.
The final male contestants stand on stage for best period costume.
Daniel Miller dressed up as the jumping frog of Calaveras County.
A couple of buskers perform downtown Carson City on Saturday.