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Hannibal, Missouri. Electronic Scrapbook By George Dudich. Huck Finn involvement. Author Mark Twain – born in Florida, Missouri. Moved to Hannibal, Missouri at age 4. Based both of two most famous novels in Hannibal. The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (1876)

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hannibal missouri

Hannibal, Missouri

Electronic Scrapbook

By

George Dudich

huck finn involvement
Huck Finn involvement
  • Author Mark Twain – born in Florida, Missouri.
  • Moved to Hannibal, Missouri at age 4.
  • Based both of two most famous novels in Hannibal.
  • The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (1876)
  • The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (1884)
location
LOCATION
  • Hannibal is a city in Missouri.
  • Located in the counties of Marion and Ralls.
  • At the intersection of Interstate 72 and U.S. Routes 24, 36 and 61.
geography
geography
  • located at 39°42′15″N 91°22′39″W
  • total area of 16.21 square miles
  • 15.74 square miles of land
  • 0.47 square miles of water
history
History
  • Once was occupied by early Native tribes.
  • Mound Builders were first occupants.
  • Mounds can still be seen today.
  • Sac and Fox Indians were last to inhabit.
history continued
HISTORY (CONTINUED)
  • First explorers on record of future site of Hannibal, were Father Marquette and Louis Joliet in 1673.
  • In the 1790's, salt was discovered in the vicinity.
  • Was of great value to St. Louis and other large settlements.
  • As salt became available elsewhere and Indian uprisings increased, the number of settlers decreased.
history continued1
History (continued)
  •  Got its name from Hannibal Creek.
  • Presently known as Bear Creek.
  • Hannibal was the name of a historic Carthaginian general.
  • Founded in 1819 by Moses Bates
history continued2
History (Continued)
  • In 1830, the population was only 30.
  • Hannibal became chartered as a city in 1845.
  • City soon grew to 2020 by 1850.

Early Illustration of Hannibal

history continued3
History (continued)
  • Early industries included:
  • pork packing
  • soap and candle making
  • coopering
  • milling of lumber
  • milling of grain
  • rope making

Early rope making

Early lumber mill

history continued4
History (continued)
  • Known for its rich railroad history.
  • First railroad to cross the state of Missouri was completed in 1859.
  • First locomotive manufactured west of the Mississippi was made in Hannibal
  • 34 ton engine called the General Grant.
history continued5
History (continued)
  • First telephone service began in 1879.
  • First official water system began in 1879.
  • In 1902 the first public library was founded.

Hannibal's first library

notable patrons from hannibal
Notable patrons from Hannibal
  • Author – Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
  • NBA Coach – Cotton Fitzsimmons
  • Inventor of 8 track – Bill Lear
  • Singer/Actor – Cliff Edwards

Mark Twain

Cotton Fitzsimmons

government
government
  • Home Rule Charter form of government.
  • Municipal court.
  • Public services that include:
  • police
  • fire department
  • parks
  • library
  • airport
media
Media
  • The Hannibal Courier-Post newspaper.
  • KHQA television station.
  • Multiple radio stations.
education
Education
  • Hannibal High School was founded in 1896.
  • 1232 students grades 9-12.
  • Team nickname is the “Pirates.”
  • Historic preservation trades class.
  • 5 elementary schools.

Hannibal HS Logo

education continued
Education (continued)
  • Hannibal-LaGrange University.
  • Founded in 1858 in LaGrange, Missouri.
  • Campus moved to Hannibal in 1928.
  • Four-year Christian liberal arts University.
population
POPULATION
  • As of 2010, there were 17,916 people.
  • 7,117 households.
  • 4,400 families.
  • 47.5% male.
  • 52.5% female.
  • Average household size is 2.36

Hannibal, MO

business and industry
Business and industry
  • Low taxes, local resources, and distance from major highways make it ideal for businesses.
  • General Mills and Watlow Industries have plants there
  • Hannibal is a Certified Local Government
business and industry continued
BUSINESS AND INDUSTRY (CONTINUED)
  • Many major franchises have stores in Hannibal including:
  • Lowes
  • Wal-Mart
  • Family Dollar
  • Dollar General
  • Walgreens
  • GameStop
  • And many more
attractions
ATTRACTIONS
  • Riverview Park
  • Mark Twain Memorial Lighthouse
  • Sawyer’s Creek Fun Park
  • Mark Twain Riverboat
  • And many more

Mark Twain Riverboat

Riverview Park Entrance

bibliography
BIBLIOGRAPHY

"Hannibal, MO." Hanmo.com. G3 Business Innovations, 1995. Web. 06 Dec. 2013

"Visithannibal.com." Home. Hannibal Convention and Visitors Bureau, n.d. Web. 08 Dec. 2013.