Looking down Main street with the Tom and Huck statue at the end of the block and the Lighthouse above. The Lighthouse is not a navigation aid, but was lighted to mark the dedication of the Mark Twain Bridge across the Mississippi. The bridge has been replaced, but the light burns on.
The building on the right is Mark Twain's boyhood home and on the left is the original museum built in the 30's.
This is the Clement's law office, moved and restored from it's original site a few blocks away.
One of the best con jobs ever was carried out on this spot.
The sign tells it all.
And this is the house.
This is the landing where today's riverboats tie up.
And the first thing the passengers see is this lovely garden, with Mark Twain at the helm.
Modern day travelers can also ride the local riverboat Mark Twain
Or they can just watch the ducks.
This is the boat harbor that I managed for the first three summers it was opened. Probably wasn't a better job for a high school kid in those day.
Another view. Seven day work week, sunup to sundown and all of this for $25.00 a week. The truth be known I would have paid them for the job.
This is the Hannibal mosquito control program, low tech, but it seems to work.
Robert Coontz was another one of Hannibal's famous citizens. Other notables from Hannibal included (the unsinkable) Molly Brown, Jake Beckley , Cliff Edwards (the voice of Jiminy Cricket), Bill Lear (of Lear Jet Fame) and fictional characters Col Sherman Potter of MASH fame and of course Joe Hardy aka Shoeless Joe from Hannibal Mo.
Here is the Monument to Admiral Coontz.