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EarthCam Honors 100th Anniversary of Mark Twain's Death with Webcam Contribution

Camera Offers Live Views from Mark Twain Boyhood Home & Museum


New York, April 21, 2010 -- EarthCam (, the Internet’s premier global webcam network, today celebrated the life of Mark Twain, donating a live webcam and services to the Mark Twain Boyhood Home & Museum in Hannibal, MO.

The EarthCam contribution was recognized during ceremonies at the museum marking the 100th Anniversary of the famous author and humorist’s death.

The ceremony honored the legacy of Samuel Langhorne Clemens, known to the world as “Mark Twain”, who spent his formative years in Hannibal from the ages of 4 to 17. Twain immortalized Hannibal in his best-loved books, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, which continue to outsell today’s bestsellers in the U.S. and abroad; they are published in more than sixty languages.

The ceremony featured three events, including the burying of a time capsule filled with Twain memorabilia, the unveiling of a new exhibit at the Huckleberry Finn House on museum property and the launch of the live EarthCam webcam ( The webcam will show the entire mall area in front of the Boyhood Home, including Tom Sawyer’s famous white-washed fence with the Mississippi River as a backdrop. “We are proud to help celebrate Mark Twain’s great contribution to world literature,” said Joseph Nizza, EarthCam Vice President, Business Development. “Supporting the Mark Twain Boyhood Home & Museum with our webcam technology is an opportunity for EarthCam to continue to educate and enlighten international audiences through live webcam video”, added Nizza., the premier international network of live public access webcams, is recognized internationally as the leader in complete infrastructure services to manage, host and maintain live streaming public and private, password-protected network camera systems. The company delivers millions of images daily for business and industry, as well as federal, state and local government. EarthCam’s more than 13 years of experience includes developing products and software to maintain and manage thousands of applications. Clients include Paramount Pictures, New Line Cinema, Walt Disney Pictures, Clear Channel Communications, PBS, ABC, FOX, CBS, NBC, Weather Channel, Discovery Channel, CNN, MTV, Major League Baseball, NFL, This Old House, Coca-Cola, Sprint, Volkswagen, GE, Yahoo! and NASA. Clients in more than 1,500 cities in all 50 states and 46 countries rely on EarthCam webcam systems.

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