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

Henry Collins Building

 
 
Henry Collins Building Marker image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, June 11, 2012
1. Henry Collins Building Marker
Inscription. 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 printing office of the Missouri Courier, which had just lost the services of young Sam Clemens, was on the second floor.
 
Location. 39° 42.72′ N, 91° 21.434′ W. Marker is in Hannibal, Missouri, in Marion County. Marker is on N. Main Street just south of Hill Street, on the left when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Hannibal MO 63401, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. New Cash Store (here, next to this marker); Joshua Mitchell Building (here, next to this marker); Grant's Drug Store (a few steps from this marker); Abner Nash Building (a few steps from this marker); Tom Sawyer’s Fence (within shouting distance of this marker); Mark Twain (within shouting distance of this marker); Mark Twain's Father's Law Office (within shouting distance of this marker); Becky Thatcher's Home (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Hannibal.
 
Categories. Industry & Commerce
 
Henry Collins Building Site image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, June 11, 2012
2. Henry Collins Building Site
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 235 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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