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PILLARS OF THE COMMUNITY
A community is only as solid as its citizens, and Hannibal's citizens combined ingenuity and innovation with hard work and local resources to build a rock solid community. From the earliest log cabin to the thriving lumber industry of the 19th century, from log rafts to steamboats, Hannibalians have been building a town to be proud of. The Hannibal & St. Joseph Railroad, completed in 1859, was the first to cross the state of Missouri. Hannibal's famed Portland cement has been providing support to the town and the rest of the world for more than a century. Hannibal can even claim the oldest daily newspaper in Missouri, the Hannibal Courier-Post, which began publishing in 1853.
In honor of the solid community foundation upon which Hannibal was built , we are grateful to our Bicentennial Sponsors at the Pillars of the Community Level.
The frontier community of Hannibal became an integral player in Missouri's history and westward expansion.