Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Touring Hannibal, Missouri.....pictures

The Group we traveled with (Windy City Winnies).......... As a group we meet and started our tour at the D & W Lake Campground in Champaign, Il. We proceed to Hannibal, Mo. and stayed at the Mark Twain Campground.  While there we took a tour of the city on a trolley and visited Mark Twain's home and museum.  We saw a play called Mark Twain Lives, played by Jim Waddle. We toured the Winegard Factory and saw how the toys that go into our motor homes are made.
We ventured off then to in Burlington, Ia and there  we tried our luck at a Casino and I walked out with a 15.00 win.   Other places of interest we visited are shown below.  
Mark Twain Cave.....We toured the cave that Tom Sawyer and Becky Thatcher played in many years ago.  The tour guide told stories throughout the tour based on facts. 
Samuel Lanchorne Clemens .....1835-Mark Twain-1910 
Rockcliff Mansion, A turn of the century mansion. 13,000 square feet of splendor, 30 rooms, 10 hand carve marble fire places, 9 bedrooms with original furnishings.
Cardiff Hill.....This is the foot of Cardiff Hill made famous in Mark Twain's Books  (Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn)  On the hill the boys played and roomed at will.

Hubby and I taking a narrated cruise on the Mississippi Riverboat called The Mark Twain
John Wood Mansion 1835....Governor of Illinois in 1860-1861  Home holds so many treasures of the past.
Two story, 2 room long cabin built in 1835 near Perry, Missouri.
Quincy Museum, Quincy, Illinois......The (Newcomb 1891 home) was returned to its original Victorian elegance, and today the home is on the National Register of Historic Places. The second and third floor have been developed for exhibits and educational programs including a discovery room for children.  

Old Fort Madison....The Fort is an accurate reconstruction of the first Military garrison on the upper Mississippi and became home to the 1st. U.S. Infantry from 1808-1813.

Newly reconstructed Nauvoo Temple....The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints

1 comment:

Perky Nihilist said...

Thanks for sharing your pictures. They are beautiful

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