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Nobody Asked Me, But… No. 219: Hotel History: Josh Billings on Hotels One Hundred and Forty-Eight Years Ago
Stanley Turkel | September 11, 2019
Hotel History: Josh Billings on Hotels One Hundred and Forty-Eight Years Ago Josh Billings was the pen name of the 19th century American humorist Henry Wheeler Shaw (1818-1885). He was a famous humor writer and lecturer in the United States during the latter half of the 19th century. He is often compared to Mark Twain. Shaw was born in Lanesborough, Massachusetts. His father, Henry Shaw, served in the United States House of Representatives from 1817 and his grandfather, Samuel Shaw, also served in the Congress from 1808-1813. Shaw attended Hamilton College but was expelled in his second year for removing the clapper of the campus bell....
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