In grateful recognition of
The Christina J. Coons Family for donations of
land to reconstruct the "Huckleberry Finn House."
The house that once stood here was
believed to be the home of Tom Blankenship,
named by Mark Twain as a model for . . . — — Map (db m156616) HM
Career Strike Outs of St. Louis Cardinal pitcher Bob Gibson. Dominating and intimidating on the mound, Gibson won 251 games during his career, 56 by shutout. His best season was 1968, when he went 22-9 with a 1.12 Earned Run Average and 13 Shutouts. . . . — — Map (db m156629) HM
Career-high single season Batting Average of Red Schoendienst - 1953.
The St. Louis Cardinal Great and Baseball Hall of Fame member. Helped the Cardinals to win the World Series as a player in 1946 and as manager in 1967. He was elected to the . . . — — Map (db m156639) HM
In 1951, Eddie Gaedel, only three feet seven inches tall,
became the shortest player to ever play in the majors.
Wearing the number ⅛ on the back of his St. Louis Brown uniform, Gaedel walked on four pitches. Gaedel had been signed by . . . — — Map (db m156640) HM
Stan Musial's Batting Average in 1948.
In arguably the greatest statistical season ever, Musial led the National League that year in Batting Average, Hits, Doubles, Triples, RBIs, Runs Scored, Slugging Percentage, On Base Percentage, and . . . — — Map (db m156632) HM
Batting Average of Kansas City Royal George Brett in 1980.
.390 marked the highest Batting Average in the American League since World War II. Brett was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1999, after finishing his career with 3154 Hits, 317 . . . — — Map (db m156637) HM
On September 11, 2001 An Act Of
Hate Changed Our Lives, But
Amid The Horror Of Those Moments,
Our Pride In America Was Reawakened.
We Dedicate This Flag To America.
Continental Cement Company
May 23, 2002 . . . — — Map (db m156677) WM
Born and raised in Hannibal, he recieved [sic] his appointment to [the U.S.] Naval Academy by Congressman Wm. Henry Hatch, and graduated in 1885. He spent the next 43 years in the Navy. He rose from Cadet [sic - Midshipman] at Annapolis to Chief . . . — — Map (db m156768) HM WM
Within the walls of Clemens Field,
three fields were commemorated in 1987
in honor of three individuals:
Lloyd "Rags" Ragland for his contribution as a player, coach, and lifetime supporter of baseball in Hannibal, Missouri.
Carl . . . — — Map (db m156641) HM
On May 10, 1967, three adventurous boys explored these hills in the footprints of Huckleberry Finn and Tom Sawyer only to never be seen again. Craig, Joey, and Billy will be remembered by rescue teams who came from coast to coast to solve the . . . — — Map (db m156674) HM
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
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
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
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
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 . . . — — Map (db m58828) HM
On this spot stood the house in which Huckleberry Finn (in Mark Twains 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
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
Buried in Riverside Cemetery
Baseball Hall of Fame
Cooperstown, N.Y., Aug. 9, 1971
Most Games Played at First Base 2368
Most Putouts at First Base 23696
Most Chances at First Base 25000
Life . . . — — Map (db m156628) HM
"I am not Injun Joe"
As a young boy, Joe was found scalped and left for dead in Oklahoma by a man named Douglas who brought him to Hannibal. He lived on this site in the 1840's when he worked as a roustabout on the river . . . — — Map (db m156602) HM
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
As part of our Nation[']s Bicentennial,
the Missouri Department of Conservation
recognized certain trees throughout Missouri
as Liberty Trees. This Burr Oak started as a
seedling in 1731 and is included in Famous
and Historic Trees of . . . — — Map (db m156649) HM
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
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 helped . . . — — Map (db m58829) HM
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
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
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
Mark Twains 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
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
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
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's the building was remodeled by . . . — — Map (db m58827) HM
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
While the story varies according to the teller of the story, the main elements are that an Indian brave and an Indian princess from warring tribes were prevented from marrying by their parents and tribes. One evening when the Indian brave landed . . . — — Map (db m156675) HM
In 1803, the United States paid France $15 million for 828,000 acres of land west of the Mississippi River. Only 16 years later, the enterprising Moses Bates established the town of Hannibal, MO.
The Clemens Family
The . . . — — Map (db m156647) HM
(On the left side, when viewed from Main Street): The monument presented to Hannibal
Geo. A. Mahan - Ida D. Mahan
(On the right side, when viewed from Main Street): Tom Sawyer . . . — — Map (db m150203) HM
[Armed Services Emblems]
is dedicated to the honor
and memory of veterans
of all wars who faithfully
served their country.
No one who died in war
that others might live in
peace has died in vain.
Our prayer is for . . . — — Map (db m156723) WM
Marvin William Yakes
and All Veterans
Jesus said no greater love hath any man
than to lay down his life for his friends.
Jesus said love one another
as I have loved you.
In God We . . . — — Map (db m156770) WM
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 . . . — — Map (db m58832) HM
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 - 1895The impress of his public service . . . — — Map (db m58833) HM
The smell of hot homemade bread
baked in the outdoor brick ovens
Catching a ride at the concrete bridge
to go to the movies at the
Star, Rialto or Orpheum Theater
Three day wedding celebrations with
music, food, homemade wine & . . . — — Map (db m156492) HM
Remembering the Ilasco Area
residents and their
descendants who served the
United States of America in all
armed conflicts and wars.
Honoring those who made the ultimate sacrifice
Robert Andrews - WWII Anthony Genovese - Korea . . . — — Map (db m156490) WM
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
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
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
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
On Oct. 8-10, 1838, about 800 Potawatomi Indians camped here on the west side of the Mississippi River, after crossing by steam-ferry from Quincy. They were enroute to Kansas, being forcibly removed from Indiana. Three children died Oct. 8. Wagons . . . — — Map (db m181374) HM