SCHOOLS

Hannibal's first school was built on the city square in 1830. The first high school was built 36 years later at the corner of Sixth and North Streets (and is still standing today).

Below are images of Hannibal's schools, students, and staff taken down through the years. If you have photos to share, please send them to us to share here!

Tom Sawyer by Norman Rockwell
"The master's arm performed until it was tired and the stock of switches notably diminished."
 
This scene is from The Adventures of Tom Sawyer when Tom confessed to the reason he was late for school: "I stopped to talk to Huckleberry Finn." This and 14 other original paintings by Norman Rockwell can be seen at the Mark Twain Boyhood Home & Museum.

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