Hannibal, MO - Visual Journey...Missouri
 
   
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Hannibal, Missouri is the boyhood home of Samuel Clemens also known as Mark Twain.  Mark Twain was an author and humorist and wrote the novels "The Adventures of Tom Sawyer" (1876) and "Adventures of Huckleberry Finn" (1884).  Shown to the left is the Mark Twain Boyhood Home and Museum as well as the fence that Tom Sawyer tricked his pals into whitewashing for him. 

Shown here is a statue of Mark Twain in his boyhood home.  A few quotes from Mark Twain:

"I have never let my schooling interfere with my education."

"Always do right. This will gratify some people and astonish the rest."

"Clothes make the man. Naked people have little or no influence on society."

"I have been through some terrible things in my life, some of which actually happened."

"Get your facts first, and then you can distort them as much as you please."

"The trouble ain't that there is too many fools, but that the lightning ain't distributed right."
 
   
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To the left is the Mark Twain Memorial Lighthouse located north of downtown Hannibal on Cardiff Hill.  It is lit in the evening but is not used for navigation.  244 steps to the top but who's counting. 
Tom and Huck statue at Cardiff Hill.  (Tom is the one standing next to Huck).  
 
   
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Cameron Cave shown here is one of Missouri's newest show caves.  The interesting feature of this cave tour is that the cave does not have any lighting, the only light comes from the electric lanterns that are carried by the visitors on the tour.  The tour lasts about an hour and a half. 
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