Remembrance of An American Past
In 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 shape him into Mark Twain, one of the greatest writers in the world.
As a writer in the 1870s, Mark Twain returned to this house in his memory. He used his imagination to turn the people, places, and events of his childhood into stories that captured the soul of America.
Mark Twain walked back into this house on a visit to Hannibal after he was world famous. Memories of his boyhood days filled him with both pleasure and regret.
Location. 39° 42.731′ N, 91° 21.454′ W. Marker is in Hannibal, Missouri, in Marion County. Marker is on N. Main Street just north of Hill Street, on the right when traveling south. Touch 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. Tom Sawyer’s Fence ( a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named Mark Twain ( within shouting distance of this marker); Grant's Drug Store
Categories. • Arts, Letters, Music • Notable Persons •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 27, 2012, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 287 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on August 27, 2012, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. 3. submitted on November 2, 2015.