Hannibal, Mo.: Where the Twain fans shall meet

  • by: BARBARA CARROW
  • Updated: October 4, 2013 - 1:28 PM

Although Mark Twain’s remains were laid to rest in Elmira, N.Y., more than a century ago, his spirit lives on, as evidenced by the thousands of admirers who descend each year on the author’s hometown of Hannibal, Mo. Walk through his childhood home; visit the cave immortalized in “The Adventures of Tom Sawyer”; cruise the Mississippi. You’ll see that Hannibal played a crucial role in shaping the sensibilities of America’s foremost man of letters. Would there be a Mark Twain without Hannibal? It’s debatable.

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