Tonight while searching for something totally unrelated, I chanced upon this site.
Had we known that Sam Clemens was once a local land owner near Archer City, we might have tried to find the "Twain Ranch". (Okay, so the land actually was owned by Clemens' wife, Livy, until her death and ol' Sam inherited it.)
Twain/Clemens never set eyes nor foot on Texas, but don't you just know he would have made a grand Texan?
He might have looked a little like this:
There's no tellin' what kind of inspiration the Lone Star state might have been for Mr. Twain. That famous story might have been titled:
The Celebrated Horny Toad of Archer County, Texas
Has a nice ring, doncha think?