Thursday, July 10, 2008

Twain's Boyhood Home

Mark Twain's father moved to Hannibal and though he had been very successful during Twain's early boyhood, his creative plots and business schemes bankrupt the family.  With his remaining money, he bought several buildings near what is now Main Street in Hannibal.  

I was lucky enough to explore Twain's childhood home, the "Tom Sawyer" white-washed fence, Becky Thatcher's house and many other quaint Hannibal stores, all named after the beloved Hannibal-grown author.  

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