Wednesday, April 9, 2014
Where in Missouri is...?
We are off again and since it is
windy today, you may want to
keep your window up a bit
so you don't get all mussed up.
We are back in Missouri looking
for H. This is a city I have been
to and really enjoyed visiting. We
are going to Hannibal. Check
out the map above, there is a red
arrow pointing to it.
Hannibal is located in th upper
eastern part of the state-right
next to the Mississippi River.
Before it was a city, Hannibal
was occupied by early settlers
and Native American tribes.
It was laid out as a town in 1891
by Moses Bates one of the first
Hannibal gained "city" status by
1845 by having access to the river
In 1850 the railway arrived.
As we know from our history classes,
Hannibal is the boyhood home to
Samuel Langhorne Clemens, the
author of The Adventures of Tom
Sawyer and Adventures of Huckle-
There are numerous historical sites
relating to Mr. Twain and his stories.
One being The Mark Twain
Boyhood Home and Museum.
The museum celebrated it's 100th
anniversary in 2012 and has seen
visitor's from all fifty states and sixty
With all the historical sites to see
related or non related to Mark
Twain and Samuel Clemens, the
city sees many American and
When we visited Hannibal, I think
we were there on an "off" day
because if I remember correctly
some of the sites were not open
on that particular day. We did see
some cool things though. I especially
enjoyed seeing the picket fence that
Tom painted in Tom Sawyer.
If you are going for a visit, double
check times etc. so you don't miss
On a different note--I'd like to
welcome my new followers,
glad to have you joining
us here. Come by often!
~Keep on Dreaming~