Samuel Clemens, better known as Mark Twain, is often thought of as a Missouri writer. He is also buried with his wife's family in Elmira, New York. But he spent most of his years in the state of Connecticut. He wrote most of his books here (including A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court). I was also born elsewhere - in Maryland, and spent years in Pennsylvania and Ohio.
Everyone wants to claim Mark Twain as their own. But we have the best claim to him, and should make sure that everyone knows it.
The photo above is of his amazing house in Hartford. The billiards table is still there. Go check it out.