Joel Benton was raised in the small town of Amenia, New York. He was the cousin of Myron Benton.
While there is scant evidence that Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens) ever visited Pfaff's bar (only one source suggests that he did [Rawson 99]), he was connected to the Pfaff's bohemians in a number of
The Vault at Pfaff's
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