Mark Dodson adds signature to Mark Twain Cave

Mark Dodson signs his name near Samuel Clemens’ signature Tuesday inside Mark Twain Cave, as co-owner Austin Curry looks on. Dodson has lent his voice talents to several shows and movies, and he described the opportunity to sign his name where Samuel Clemens once stood as “overwhelming”.

HANNIBAL — Mark Dodson signed his name near Samuel Clemens’ signature inside Mark Twain Cave on Tuesday morning, capping off an adventure-filled weekend with thousands of participants at the 2021 Big River Comic Convention.

Father and son Todd and Austin Curry are co-owners of the cave, and they led the way down the narrow passage where Clemens’ signature was discovered in 2019 by Cindy Lovell. Dodson and Debbie Logue, director of the 2021 Big River Comic Convention, followed, gazing with excitement at Clemens signature behind a wood frame. Todd Curry said it was an honor for Dodson to sign his name near Clemens signature, and Dodson shared how he was “overwhelmed” by the experience.

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