I will tell you that while I find much of the Samuel Clemens and Mark Twain story pretty interesting, if you happen to live in Hannibal any length of time it gets a little old. Every business, every service, every "everything" finds a way to incorporate some Twain reference.
|Guess who greets you when you drive into town|
|See what I mean. Some of Hannibal hasn't changed.|
This is Samuel Clemens boyhood home. This is the location that he
chose to base in Tom Sawyer and Huck Finn stories on.
|Samuel's dad's law office on the left.|
|Becky Thatcher's house- Becky Thatcher, was actually based on a Samuel's|
childhood sweetheart, Laura Hawkins
|Monument on Cardiff Hill|
|Mark Twain Riverboat- Just leaving for an excursion on the Mississippi|
|In 1973 people needed boats to travel downtown|
My husband worked in one of these buildings
on Main St.
|the 34 foot levee that helps to protect Hannibal from flooding|
|Today there is a sea wall and levee system to help the river|
stay out of downtown
|The Mississippi within its banks|
|One of four entrances to the cave. This is the entrance that the tours enter.|
Oh...Something I noticed while walking downtown...In the old part of town, bricks were place along the sidewalks for memoriams, recognition etc. I happened to notice one that had me puzzled.
What do you suppose the one that says "A Farce Without an End" means?