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Nevada again aims to name Tahoe cove for Twain

Nevada again aims to name Tahoe cove for Twain

CREATED Dec 28, 2013

RENO, Nev. (AP) -- Nevada officials are launching a new bid to give Mark Twain recognition in the state where he assumed his pen name in 1863.

The Nevada State Board on Geographic Names is again pushing a proposal to name a scenic Lake Tahoe cove for Samuel Clemens, Twain's real name.

The state board no longer maintains the cove should be named for Twain because he actually camped there in 1861.

The board's national counterpart rejected the naming effort two years ago, citing doubt about whether Twain camped at the spot as a factor.

Nevada board members now say they want to name the cove for Twain merely because of his association with Tahoe and the lack of a geographic feature in the state named for him.