Title: Hannibal: A Walk through History
Author: Dea Hoover
Size: 8.5 x 11
Immortalized by the writing of its most famous resident, Samuel Clemens, Hannibal is known around the world as much for its history as for the characters it birthed. Enjoy a guided walk through that history in America’s Hometown. You might take the opportunity to trace the paths of the childhood adventures that Mark Twain shared through the stories of Tom and Huck. Or use Hannibal: A Walk through History to carve out your own adventure!
Catch the excitement of the steamboat era that lives on today as barges move goods from St. Paul to New Orleans while paddlewheel-like cruise vessels carry tourists along the Mighty Mississippi. Enjoy photos of Hannibal then and now as you see what’s changed and what’s stayed the same. Visit during National Tom Sawyer Days and see 8th graders paint fences and recite scenes from The Adventures of Tom Sawyer—there’s even a frog-jumping contest!
Local author and tour director Dea Hoover deftly guides you around her birthplace like an old friend. Her carefully planned walks will inspire you to explore life along the Mississippi and create memories that will last a lifetime.