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Hannibal in Marion County, Missouri — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Tom Sawyer’s Fence

 
 
Tom Sawyer’s Fence Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Stroud, circa 1997
1. Tom Sawyer’s Fence Marker
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.
Inscription. Here stood the board fence which Tom Sawyer persuaded his gang to pay him for the privilege of whitewashing. Tom sat by and saw it was well done.
 
Erected by Mark Twain Museum.
 
Location. 39° 42.718′ N, 91° 21.456′ W. Marker is in Hannibal, Missouri, in Marion County. Marker is on Hill Street. Click for map. It is between N. Main & First Sts. Marker is at or near this postal address: 206 Hill St., Hannibal MO 63401, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Mark Twain's Father's Law Office (a few steps from this marker); Grant's Drug Store (a few steps from this marker); Mark Twain (a few steps from this marker); Becky Thatcher's Home (within shouting distance of this marker); Henry Collins Building (within shouting distance of this marker); New Cash Store (within shouting distance of this marker); Joshua Mitchell Building (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Mark Twain (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Hannibal.
 
More about this marker. It is near the Mark Twain Museum.
 
Regarding Tom Sawyer’s Fence. Samuel Clemens
Tom Sawyer’s Fence Marker image. Click for full size.
July 5, 2007
2. Tom Sawyer’s Fence Marker
(Mark Twain) spent his boyhood in Hannibal. Later he used this town as the setting for some of his most famous stories, including The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn and The Adventures of Tom Sawyer.
 
Also see . . .
1. Huck Finn. (Submitted on December 27, 2007, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.)
2. Twain Landmarks. (Submitted on December 27, 2007, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.)
3. Twain Boyhood Museum. (Submitted on December 27, 2007, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.)
4. Tom Sawyer's Town. An article by Jerry Allen, originally published in National Geographic, July 1956. (Submitted on January 10, 2008, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.) 

5. Tom Sawyer Whitewashing the Fence. From Mark Twain,'s Tom Sawyer, Chapter Two, 1876. Hosted by PBS. (Submitted on January 10, 2008, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.) 
 
Additional comments.
1. Also...
Did you know that Molly Brown was on her way to Hannibal when the Titanic sank?

The childhood home of Molly Brown, The Titanic's famous lady!
    — Submitted December 27, 2007, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.

 
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Becky Thatcher's House, 211 Hill St image. Click for more information.
By Michael Stroud, circa 1997
3. Becky Thatcher's House, 211 Hill St
This was the home of Becky Thatcher, Tom Sawyer’s first sweetheart in Mark Twain’s book Tom Sawyer. Tom thought Becky to be the essence of all that is charming in womanhood.
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ATribute to Mark Twain image. Click for more information.
By Michael Stroud, circa 1997
4. ATribute to Mark Twain
See nearby "Tom Sawyer and Huck Finn at the Foot of Cardiff Hill" Marker at the below link for more details.
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Samuel Langhorne Clemens (1835–1910) image. Click for full size.
By Michael Stroud, circa 1997
5. Samuel Langhorne Clemens (1835–1910)
He is best known by his pen name, Mark Twain. This bronze sculpture by Frederick Hibbard (1881–1950) has this inscription, “Samuel Langhorne Clemens, 1835—Mark Twain—1910. His religion was Humanity and a whole world mourned for him when he died. Erected by the State of Missouri, 1913.”

This statue is in Riverview Park.
Hannibal Light image. Click for full size.
By Michael Stroud, circa 1997
6. Hannibal Light
Lighthouse located high above Hannibal, on Cardiff Hill. N 39° 42.864 W 091° 21.541
Riverboat image. Click for full size.
By Michael Stroud, circa 1997
7. Riverboat
Hannibal is located on a bend of the Mississippi River in northeastern Missouri.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 2,786 times since then and 41 times this year. This page was the Marker of the Week Photos:   1. submitted on , by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.   2. submitted on , by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.   3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on , by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
 
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