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

Mark Twain's Father's Law Office

 
 
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By Bill Pfingsten, June 11, 2012
1. Mark Twain's Father's Law Office Marker
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Young Sam Clemens (Mark Twain) saw a dead man on the floor in here one night. Sam went out at a window, taking the sash along with him. "I didn't need the sash," he recalled, "but it was handier to take it than it was to leave it. So I took it. I wasn't exactly scared, but I was -ah-considerably agitated!"
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Buildings.
 
Location. 39° 42.712′ N, 91° 21.461′ W. Marker is in Hannibal, Missouri, in Marion County. Marker is on Hill Street just west of Main Street, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Hannibal MO 63401, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Grant's Drug Store (a few steps from this marker); Tom Sawyer’s Fence (a few steps from this marker); Becky Thatcher's Home (a few steps from this marker); Mark Twain's Boyhood Home (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named Grant's Drug Store (within shouting distance of this marker); McDaniel's Candy Store (within

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By Beverly Pfingsten, June 11, 2012
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shouting distance of this marker); Mark Twain (within shouting distance of this marker); Henry Collins Building (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hannibal.
 
Regarding Mark Twain's Father's Law Office. Building contributes to the Mark Twain National Register Historic District.

Per the nomination form, the building was moved in 1955 from 112 Bird Street.
 
Also see . . .  Mark Twain Historic District National Register Nomination Form. (Submitted on September 20, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 20, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 27, 2012, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 477 times since then and 23 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 27, 2012, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.

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