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Abner Nash Building image, Touch for more information
By Beverly Pfingsten, June 11, 2012
Abner Nash Building
Missouri (Marion County), Hannibal — Abner Nash Building
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Missouri (Marion County), Hannibal — Becky Thatcher's Home
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. — Map (db m4662) HM
Missouri (Marion County), Hannibal — Cardiff Hill
This is the foot of Cardiff Hill, made famous in Mark Twain's books "Tom Sawyer" and "Huckleberry Finn." On the hill, Tom, Huck, and their gang played and roamed at will. — Map (db m149881) HM
Missouri (Marion County), Hannibal — Eighth and Center Sts. Baptist Church
This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior — Map (db m150220) HM
Missouri (Marion County), Hannibal — Fifth Street Baptist Church
The Fifth Street Baptist Church was organized as Zoar Baptist Church, two miles west of Hannibal on November 25, 1837. The Church was renamed United Baptist Church in 1841, then relocated to the north corner of Church Street and Fourth Street in . . . — Map (db m150216) HM
Missouri (Marion County), Hannibal — Grant's Drug Store
Plaque 1 This structure is also known as the "Pilaster House" named for the flat columns on the exterior. It is historically significant for three reasons: • It was prefabricated in Cincinnati, Ohio, its pieces shipped by steamboat. It . . . — Map (db m58823) HM
Missouri (Marion County), Hannibal — Grant's Drug Store
In 1846, Mark Twain's family fell on hard times and couldn't afford to live in their own home. The Grants invited the entire Clemens family to live with them in the rooms above their pharmacy. They shared their roof and their food, to allow Mr. . . . — Map (db m150201) HM
Missouri (Marion County), Hannibal — Hannibal
The boyhood home of Mark Twain. The Clemens home and a State statue in Riverview Park stand as memorials to the great humorist. At Cardiff Hill stands a statue of Tom Sawyer and Huck Finn. Twain's cave and the islands made famous in his books are . . . — Map (db m58818) HM
Missouri (Marion County), Hannibal — Henry Collins Building
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 . . . — Map (db m58828) HM
Missouri (Marion County), Hannibal — Huck Finn’s Home
On this spot stood the house in which Huckleberry Finn (in Mark Twain’s famous book) was born and it was his home during his close friendship with Tom Sawyer. It was a hovel “vividly described” in the book. — Map (db m96469) HM
Missouri (Marion County), Hannibal — In Memory of William Henry Hatch1833-1896
Born in Georgetown, Kentucky. Admitted to Kentucky Bar in 1854. Moved to Hannibal in 1855. Served two terms as Circuit Attorney. Enlisted in Confederate Army in 1862 where he advanced to assistant adjutant general. Elected to United States Congress . . . — Map (db m150221) HM
Missouri (Marion County), Hannibal — Joshua Mitchell Building
This building was constructed in 1836 by Joshua Mitchell. It was one of the first brick commercial store houses in Hannibal. Located on 2nd Street, now called Main St., the hub of commercial activity. It was purchased in 1844 by Zachariah Draper, . . . — Map (db m58826) HM
Missouri (Marion County), Hannibal — Mark TwainRemembrance of An American Past
Like all of us, Mark Twain told stories about his childhood in order to understand who he had become as an adult. As a writer, Mark Twain started with the raw material of his own experiences to make stories that still amuse and challenge us today. . . . — Map (db m58819) HM
Missouri (Marion County), Hannibal — Mark TwainRemembrance of An American Past
Like all of us, Mark Twain told stories about his childhood in order to understand who he had become as an adult.

The Boy In this house, Sam Clemens lived a pretty typical life for a small-town American boy in the 1850's. Yet his life here . . . — Map (db m58829) HM

Missouri (Marion County), Hannibal — Mark Twain Hotel
Mark Twain Hotel was originally built in 1905 as an up-scale hotel serving a booming Hannibal area. It was frequented by presidents and dignitaries. 2006 renovations converted the hotel into senior residential apartments using Sec. 42 tax credits. . . . — Map (db m150217) HM
Missouri (Marion County), Hannibal — Mark Twain Memorial Bridge
• President Franklin Delano Roosevelt dedicated the original bridge on September 4, 1936 with more than 75,000 people in attendance. • Missouri U.S. Senator and future president, Harry S. Truman was among the dignitaries present. • This bridge . . . — Map (db m131896) HM
Missouri (Marion County), Hannibal — Mark Twain Memorial Lighthouse
Built in 1935 as a memorial to Mark Twain on his 100th birthday, the current lighthouse is the second to be built at this site. • 1934 Construction on the Mark Twain Memorial Lighthouse began. The metal framework structure, covered . . . — Map (db m131895) HM
Missouri (Marion County), Hannibal — Mark Twain's Boyhood HomeRegistered National Historic Landmark
Mark Twain’s Boyhood Home has been designated a Registered National Historic Landmark Under the provisions of the Historic Sites Act of August 21, 1935 this site possesses exceptional value in commemorating and illustrating the history of . . . — Map (db m131900) HM
Missouri (Marion County), Hannibal — Mark Twain's Father's Law Office
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 . . . — Map (db m58821) HM
Missouri (Marion County), Hannibal — McDaniel's Candy Store
This building built in c1840, was originally the McDaniel's Candy Store. Jimmy McDaniel, the owner's son and a friend of Sam Clemens, was the envy of all his friends. The building is on the National Register of Historic Places. — Map (db m150224) HM
Missouri (Marion County), Hannibal — New Cash StoreFeb. 27, 1839
W. C. Chenowith begs leave to announce to the citizens of Hannibal that he is now opening in this house a new & splendid assortment of goods. By 1852, this was the "Baltimore Cheap Cash Store." In the 1880'2 the building was remodeled by installing . . . — Map (db m58827) HM
Missouri (Marion County), Hannibal — The Hatten HouseCirca 1839
About the time young Sam Clemens played pirates by the river, this house was just a few years old. During the next 75 years the home had many owners. Then, in 1921 the Hatten family came to stay. The stories that surround this house make great . . . — Map (db m150205) HM
Missouri (Marion County), Hannibal — The Jail in "Tom Sawyer"
Here stood the jail (in Mark Twain's book "Tom Sawyer") in which Muff Potter was a prisoner awaiting trial for murder. — Map (db m59640) HM
Missouri (Marion County), Hannibal — Tom Sawyer and Huck Finn at the Foot of Cardiff Hill
(On the left side, when viewed from Main Street): The monument presented to Hannibal by Geo. A. Mahan - Ida D. Mahan and Dulany Mahan 1925 (On the right side, when viewed from Main Street): Tom Sawyer . . . — Map (db m150203) HM
Missouri (Marion County), Hannibal — Tom Sawyer’s Fence
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. — Map (db m4401) HM
Missouri (Marion County), Hannibal — William Henry Hatch
Hannibal was the home of William H. Hatch, lawyer, Congressman, and father of agricultural experiment stations. Hatch sponsored the law creating the office of Secretary of Agriculture. Adjoining Hannibal is the Hatch Farm, bequeathed to the State by . . . — Map (db m58832) HM
Missouri (Marion County), Hannibal — William Henry HatchFarmer - Statesman - Lawyer
Born in Scott County, Kentucky, September 11, 1833 Died at his home, Strawberry Hill Farm, near Hannibal December 23, 1896. Representative First District of Missouri in the Congress of the United States 1879 - 1895

The impress of his public . . . — Map (db m58833) HM

Missouri (Marion County), Palmyra — Big Spring
Site of first log cabin built in Palmyra in 1818 by Benjamin Van Landingham — Map (db m150339) HM
Missouri (Marion County), Palmyra — Gardner House
Gardner House Built 1828 has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior — Map (db m150338) HM
Missouri (Marion County), Palmyra — George Shannon1787-1836
This marker commemorates George Shannon, the youngest member of the Corps of Discovery, on the occasion of the bicentennial of the Lewis and Clark Expedition. He died in Palmyra, Missouri while on legal business, August 30, 1836, and is . . . — Map (db m150082) HM
Missouri (Marion County), Palmyra — Home of Jane Darwell
Silent movie & T-V actress Portrayed "Ma Joad" in John Steinbeck's Grapes of Wrath Home built in 1869 — Map (db m149877) HM
Missouri (Marion County), Palmyra — Palmyra
Side A: Palmyra, founded in 1819, was for many years the northernmost town on the Salt River Trail from St. Charles to the Des Moines River. A Federal Land Office for the Salt River area located here, 1824 – 58, led all others in the . . . — Map (db m55391) HM
Missouri (Marion County), Palmyra — Palmyra Confederate Monument
. . . — Map (db m55392) HM
Missouri (Marion County), Palmyra — Palmyra MassacreA State Divided — The Civil War in Missouri —
The Palmyra Massacre The Palmyra Massacre was a grim ending to Confederate Col. Joseph Porter's 1862 recruiting campaign in northeast Missouri. Besides recruiting local men for the Confederate army, Porter attacked Union outposts and patrols . . . — Map (db m55390) HM
Missouri (Marion County), Palmyra — Potawatomi EmigrationTrail of Death
Indiana to Kansas 1838 On Oct. 11, 1838, 850 Potawatomi Indians camped at Pleasant Spring near Palmyra on the forced removal from Northern Indiana to Eastern Kansas. They passed through Palmyra at 10 o'clock October 12. That night they camped . . . — Map (db m36351) HM
Missouri (Marion County), Palmyra — Site of First Preaching in County
1820 1934 Site of first preaching in county — Map (db m149880) HM
Missouri (Marion County), Palmyra — Speigle House
Speigle House Built c.1850 has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior — Map (db m150340) HM

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