Hannibal Missouri–continued

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The Mark Twain boyhood home area is what we came to this town to see – I found the quilt shop right across the street and visited that first – took the purchases to the car and then saw the historical stuff!

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The white house is the boyhood home, the stone buildings are the visitor center and the museum.

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I loved reading some of his quotes that are scattered throughout the museum.

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Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens) during his steamboat days.

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A crazy quilt that was in the museum – behind glass of course – didn’t get too close to it so zoomed in.

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This 1906 sock loom was at one of the stores scattered throughout the little town – a lady was demonstrating how it works and was busy making socks.

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an antique store in town of course – a nice one!

I don’t know which kind of Singer this was but I wasn’t in the market so didn’t look really closely at it.

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I love this stove – the top lids lift up and the burners are underneath it.

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I like this one too.

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Next morning we take off and continue on the way home with one more night of camping.

4 comments… add one

  • Karen L. Oct 11, 2012

    Finally caught up: Oh my, don’t you just love those stoves!?!? I’ll be you can still get ones that look like them today but probably at a high dollar cost. I really like all the separate “drawers”. I wonder if some are for cooking or warming? For two people it would be great to have some smaller spots to cook instead of using the large oven. And isn’t that sock machine interesting? I saw one of those on someone’s blog a year or two ago. Looks complicated but I guess it’s like a knitting machine.

  • Becky in Indiana Oct 11, 2012

    Love your photos! I used to live in a tiny little town south of there called Elsberry. We visited Hannibal once and went through all the shops. The climb to the lighthouse will take your breath away!

  • Vivian Oct 11, 2012

    Just curious if those are working stoves. Love their look.
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  • Doreen Oct 13, 2012

    Loved Hannibal!!! Ate in a great restaurant just down the street from the quilt shop….awesome BBQ!!!!
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