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Spotlighting the history of our residents, visitors, sites, and events! 
Time Capsule 1969

Time Capsule 1969

Here's an article from 1969 describing the contents of the Sesquicentennial time capsule to be opened on May 4th!

1969 Keepsake

1969 Keepsake

This Sesquicentennial keepsake coin was shared by Steve Dungan who happened to be born in 1969!

Wooden Nickel 1969

Wooden Nickel 1969

This Sesquicentennial wooden nickel was shared with us by Mike Horton.

Sesquicentennial Buttons

Sesquicentennial Buttons

"Found these buttons among my parents' mementos. My dad grew mutton chop sideburns, and my mom and I sewed historic dresses." -Martha Mary Bergeron

Mark Twain Lighthouse

Mark Twain Lighthouse

"On the right side of scaffolding is my grandfather, Harry C. Ham, who worked for Martin Construction, working on the original lighthouse 1934-35." -Linda Thompson

Neatest Beard

Neatest Beard

During the Sesquicentennial Beard Contest in 1969, J.C. Hardy won in the category of "Neatest Beard."

Mark Twain Cave

Mark Twain Cave

Circa 1915-1920

Bear Creek Ice Skaters

Bear Creek Ice Skaters

Winter of 1898-99, Union Depot in the distance.

Herbert Hoover

Herbert Hoover

Herbert Hoover visited Hannibal on Feb. 16, 1935.

Parade 1969

Parade 1969

Photo taken by Mary Ellen Glascock during Sesquicentennial

Lighthouse in 1969

Lighthouse in 1969

Photo taken by Mary Ellen Glascock during Hannibal's Sesquicentennial

Main Street 1958

Main Street 1958

Looking north toward Cardiff Hill

President Carter & Family

President Carter & Family

Mark Twain Museum Director Henry Sweets looks on as President Jimmy Carter, wife Rosalyn, and daughter Amy pose with "Tom" and "Becky" by the famous fence. 8-23-1979

Mollie Farrell

Mollie Farrell

Josh Clayton shared this photo of his Great-Great-Aunt Mollie Farrell, shown here at the Mark Twain Boyhood Home. She is holding one of Twain's books in the photo.

1967 Visit

1967 Visit

In September 1967, First Lady Mrs. Lyndon Johnson visited Hannibal along with Mrs. Hubert Humphrey (right), wife of the Vice President, shown here meeting Tom Sawyer (John Webdell) and Becky Thatcher (Mary Beth Orscheln).

Kresge 1950

Kresge 1950

Turkey dinner for 65 cents!

Third St. Livery Stables

Third St. Livery Stables

You could rent a ride or board your horse here. (circa 1910-1915)

Kresge on Main St.

Kresge on Main St.

Decorated for Christmas 1941, taken days before Dec. 7.

1899 Street Fair

1899 Street Fair

Hannibal has a long history of street fairs, and the tradition continues.

Boy Scouts

Boy Scouts

This scout troop visited Mark Twain Cave in July, 1944.

Whitewashing Contest

Whitewashing Contest

Look at all the "Tom Sawyers" whitewashing during National Tom Sawyer Days, 1959.

1960 Flood

1960 Flood

Church & Main flooded in the pre-levee days.

Mark Twain's Family

Mark Twain's Family

Mark Twain's daughter Clara Clemens Gabilowitsch and granddaughter Nina visited Hannibal in 1935.

Hal Holbrook

Hal Holbrook

Hal Holbrook performed "Mark Twain Tonight!" in Hannibal on 3 separate occasions. Here he is accepting an award at the Mark Twain Museum.

Brad Paisley

Brad Paisley

Country superstar Brad Paisley toured the Mark Twain Cave with owner Linda Coleberd.

American Queen

American Queen

The American Queen brings visitors to Hannibal throughout the summer.

Shoe Factory 1910

Shoe Factory 1910

Shoe manufacturing thrived in Hannibal for many years.

1880s Grocer Ad

1880s Grocer Ad

Advertising from one of Hannibal's early grocery stores.

Mark Twain Riverboat

Mark Twain Riverboat

No visit is complete without a tour of the Mississippi River.

Sunrise

Sunrise

The Mark Twain statue gazes toward the Mississippi River from Riverview Park.

Storrs Ice Co. 1899

Storrs Ice Co. 1899

Harvesting ice on the Mississippi River.

The Capitol

The Capitol

A steamer from the 1920s makes a stop in Hannibal.

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