Remembrance of An American PastLike all of us, Mark Twain told stories about his childhood in order to understand who he had become as an adult.
Mark Twain returned to Hannibal five times as an adult. In later years, his visits filled him with nostalgia.
"Alast everything has changed in Hannibal—-but when I reached Third or Fourth street the tears burst forth, for I recognized the mud. It at least was the same—-the same old mud."
Notebook, April 1882
"In the afternoon...the church was crowded....When I stepped forward the entire house rose; and they applauded so heartily and kept it up so long, that when they finished I had to stand silent a long minute till I could speak without my voice breaking."
Letter to Livy, May 1902
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|Date Added||Monday, October 6th, 2014 at 2:41am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||15S E 640757 N 4397109|
|Decimal Degrees||39.71225000, -91.35791667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 39° 42.735', W 91° 21.475'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||39° 42' 44.10" N, 91° 21' 28.50" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 120 N Main St, Hannibal MO 63401, US|
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