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On this spot stood the house in which Huckleberry Finn (in Mark Twain's famous book) was born and it was his home during his close friendship with Tom Sawyer. It was a hovel "vividly described" in the book.
Here stood the jail (in Mark Twain's book "Tom Sawyer") in which Muff Potter was a prisoner awaiting trial for murder.
Born in Scott County, Kentucky, September 11, 1833Died at his home, Strawberry Hill Farm, near Hannibal December 23, 1896.Representative First District of Missouri in the Congress of the United States 1879 - 1895The impress of his public service m…
Hannibal was the home of William H. Hatch, lawyer, Congressman, and father of agricultural experiment stations. Hatch sponsored the law creating the office of Secretary of Agriculture. Adjoining Hannibal is the Hatch Farm, bequeathed to the State …
Like all of us, Mark Twain told stories about his childhood in order to understand who he had become as an adult.The BoyIn this house, Sam Clemens lived a pretty typical life for a small-town American boy in the 1850's. Yet his life here helped to…
One of the first stores in Hannibal was opened by Henry Collins in a log cabin on this site. In 1839 he advertised "Country produce taken in exchange for goods." In 1851 Leer & Arrogast had a wholesale and retail tobacco store here and the printin…
W. C. Chenowith begs leave to announce to the citizens of Hannibal that he is now opening in this house a new & splendid assortment of goods. By 1852, this was the "Baltimore Cheap Cash Store." In the 1880'2 the building was remodeled by installin…
This building was constructed in 1836 by Joshua Mitchell. It was one of the first brick commercial store houses in Hannibal. Located on 2nd Street, now called Main St., the hub of commercial activity. It was purchased in 1844 by Zachariah Draper, …
This building was constructed in 1836 by Abner Nash, the aged and needy Postmaster of Tom Sawyer. Nash's son, Tom, was a life-long friend of Sam Clemens.In the newspaper of 1848, the building was described as a large, commodious store house.
Plaque 1This structure is also known as the "Pilaster House" named for the flat columns on the exterior. It is historically significant for three reasons: · It was prefabricated in Cincinnati, Ohio, its pieces shipped by steamboat. It arriv…