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.
In this house, Sam Clemens lived a pretty typical life for a small-town American boy in the 1850's. Yet his life here helped to shape him into Mark Twain, one of the greatest writers in the world.
As a writer in the 1870s, Mark Twain returned to this house in his memory. He used his imagination to turn the people, places, and events of his childhood into stories that captured the soul of America.
Mark Twain walked back into this house on a visit to Hannibal after he was world famous. Memories of his boyhood days filled him with both pleasure and regret.
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|Date Added||Thursday, October 16th, 2014 at 12:53am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||15S E 640788 N 4397102|
|Decimal Degrees||39.71218333, -91.35756667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 39° 42.731', W 91° 21.454'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||39° 42' 43.86" N, 91° 21' 27.24" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 401-499 N Main St, Hannibal MO 63401, US|
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