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Various albums regarding Hannibal, Missouri, historical area and/or history. iowaz@hotmail.com

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Hannibal Lime Co Old Office & Yard
Apr 15, 2008

Location of Old Hannibal.MO Lime Company Office Building and Yard area. Today, the baskeball court/s ...more

occer field area on the south side of Warren.Barrett Drive or just west of the baseball field. Produce was brought down from the kiln/processing area in the hills to the south, loaded on the Hannibal-St.Joseph, which ran from the Miss.River area, along the north side of Collier.St (Warren.Barrett.Dr), and shipped westward. Lime was a much needed quantity for building, industry, whitewashing, etc.

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Hannibal MO Old Town 2006

Pics around old town Hannibal that may show some of the venues depicted in the misc series of old pics of Hannibal.

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Hannibal MO Old Pics Misc

Misc old pics of Hannibal saved from various sources.

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Hannibal MO 1940

Mark Twain Bridge approach, view from Lover's Leap, Cave entrance, Twain home area.

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Hannibal MO Old Pics 1
Mar 7, 2008
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Hannibal Mo Old Pics 2
Mar 9, 2008
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Star Lime Quarry Hannibal Missouri
Feb 23, 2008

Star Lime Quarry and Kiln area, south bluff of the Oakwood village area, Hannibal, Missouri. Sequen ...more

ce of pics from an early morning visit, Feb. 23, 2008. Walk-about starting north and crossing Bear Creek, going up the trail into the east side of the quarry area, around the north point to the west side, back again to the east side, going south over over the hill crest to look down on the west quarry, to the north point between the east/west quarries, back south down the hill top to the two tunnel entrances and into the large room where limestone was mined out when it became too costly to remove overburden, leaving the east quarry side and returning across Bear Creek. iowaz@swbell.net

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Lime Kiln Hannibal 2008 Winter
Feb 10, 2008

Old Hannibal Lime Company quarry, kiln and prduction area south of Bear Creek, Hannibal, Missouri. C ...more

reek, Hannibal, Missouri. The entire area is honeycombed with large quarry caves. Many of the building sturctures are now gone or collapsed. Four continuous burn kilns were on the SW hill above the processing area in the valley. Three kilns were down the valley closer to Bear Creek at one time. It is likely the area had pre-1871 kilns and quarry in operation before opened by the HLC but signs of any older structures are sparse and can be specualted. Another HLC operation was at White Bear a few miles west of Hannibal, with three kilns, production, shipping, along the Hannibal-St. Joseph RR. The quarries produced limestone building blocks/stones and various lime materials. HLC was noted for the quality of both and shipped huge volumns westward. At one time 300 people were employed by HLC. The HLC was organized in 1871 by a group of wealthy Hannibal businessmen and shareholders with a capital base of $50,000 and was managed by William and Lyman Munger. The Munger brothers would buy out all the ownership in the coming years and eventually sell out in 1903, living their few remaining years managing their accumulated 6000a of farm land on the Bay Island bottoms north of Hannibal and the Sny bottoms across the Mississippi River. During the last decades of the 1800's there was lime production by another company just west of HLC (some of the pic series near Lindall Ave are actually of the area of this quarry/lime operation) and one in the Oakwood area but both were smaller operations. HLC would be competitive until about 1922 but continued to decline with the compeition from the nearby Atlas Cement plant which opened in 1901 and worldwide resources. The two story HLC office and sales yard was on the SE corner of Collier and Seventh, a half mile NxNE of the quarry, operated until 1945 when it sold and was utilized for various uses. The Hannibal-St.L Shorline RR tracks ran along the south side of Bear Creek touching the quarry-production area. As of Feb 2008 these notes are from memory, so errors my be updated later, iowaz@hotmail.com

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Hannibal Lime Kiln 2008 Winter 2

Second set of Hannibal Lime Company Kiln area pics taken mid Feb 2008. iowaz@hotmail.com

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Hannibal Lime Kiln 2008 Winter 3
Feb 20, 2008

Pics from a three hour trek while there was fresh powder snow on the lime kiln area, through the eas ...more

t end of one of the caves for bat pics, out the west side of the caves to search for mammal dens and over the top of the hill observing mammal tracks on the way back to the truck. Many snow/track/trail pics are kept iin the sequence for memory purposes upon later review. iowaz@hotmail.com

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Hannibal Lime Kiln 2008 Winter 4
Feb 22, 2008

Early morning trek with snow falling on a dark, overcast day, starting at the Rickey Hollow bridge, ...more

going west on the Shortline RR bed, past the Hannibal Lime Co. valley, to the Waller Lime Quarry to survey mammal tracks/dens/activity. Returning over the hill top, through the 'woods' past the old farmstead to the Rickey Hollow quarry and starting point. The series starts with pics of an oppossum kill on the creek bottom, probably by a fox, before continuing down the old rail bed to the Waller Quarry. iowaz@hotmail.com

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Old Lime Kiln 2006 Fall Hannibal Missouri
Nov 1, 2006

The Old Lime Kiln area on the south side of Bear Creek along the old shortline railroad operated for ...more

over a hundred years. Much of the lime was shipped by rail toward cities and westward to newly opened territory, having bulding, industrial and household uses. Lime was an extermely important product for pioneer communities.

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Bear Creek 2005 Fall Hannibal Missouri

Along the lower portion of Bear Creek from the Rickey Hollow Bridge downstream to the South Main Str ...more

eet Bridge area, Fall 2005, Hannibal, Missouri. Some views look pristine but in reality Bear Creek remains a trash dump for physical and chemical products from the mouth all the way beyond Hwy 61.

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Bear Creek 2006 Fall Hannibal Missouri

Along lower Bear Creek from the Rickey Hollow Bridge downstream to the South Main Street Bridge, Fall 2006, Hannibal, Missouri.

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Old Hannibal and St Joseph Railroad Bed 2003
May 20, 2003

Pictures taken in all directions on a walk-about on what remains in Hannibal, Missouri, of the old H ...more

annibal and St Joseph Railroad bed, going from west to east toward the Mississippi River, ending a bit before where Grand Ave intersects with Industrial Drive. The rails would have run along the north side of today's Industrial Drive to the Depot near the River. iowaz@swbell.net

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Old Hannibal and St Joseph Railroad Bed 2006
Nov 23, 2006

There is only one remaining segment of the old historic Hannibal and St. Joseph Railroad bed left in ...more

Hannibal. The remainer of the bed has been 'given back to progress' or abandoned to locals or used for trash dumping. Construction of the H&StJ began in the mid 1850's and progressed until by early 1860's the H&StJ was the first railroad running westward from the Mississippi to the Missouri River area. Thus Hannibal for a short few decades was historically an extremely important river/rail port. There are still three steel bridges remaining along the bed in Hannibal, but the remaining ties were removed sometime in the 1970's. Access across the bridge on the west end has been eliminated in the past few years by wire mesh at both ends of the bridge; probably done by the city(?). There is no convenient way around the west bridge so the rail bed cannot presently be walked end-to-end. Nearly all of the environment along the bed and creek is full of trash, junk, chemicals, etc. Trash town at it best!

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Old Sewage Plant Hannibal Missouri

Built in CCC days, the old sewage plant for Hannibal, Missouri, was abandoned in the later 1980's. ...more

The stone work remains on the Mississippi River front on the south bank of the mouth of Bear (Hannibal) Creek.

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Mississppi River Bottoms Hannibal Missouri
Mar 10, 2007

'Walk-about' in the remaining Mississippi River bottom land sough and timber land across from Hanni ...more

bal, MO. Nealy 100% of the Mississippi River Valley has been sterilized for progress. What is the delay, get the remainder channelized, plowed, asphalted!!

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Park Old Farmstead Hannibal Missouri

At the end of Wabash Ave, at the west end of the railroad tunnel, in a deep 'hidden' valley in River ...more

view Park, is an example of an old small farmstead of the mid 1800's to early 1900's. Near all villages there were many small farmsteads of a few acres where families lived a self-sufficient life-style with their own water, fuel, food supply. In this case wood/water are immediately availlable. The family would have had a few hogs, milk cows, chickens. The aera is too deep in the valley to have crops other than a few garden plots, but could be pastured. There is a good example of a hand dub, limestone lined water well as one approaches the house location. The layout of the house can still be seen from observing the old limestone block foundation, which would have come from the quarry just around south hill. Few foundation and almost no hand dug wells are left in the NEMO area due to 'progress.' File names may indicate a picture or series topic. iowaz@hotmail.com

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River Front Hannibal Missouri
Sep 10, 2005

Mississippi River front from the deck of the 'Mark Twain Riverboat' owned and operated by Captain Terry.

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River Front Winter 2005 Hannibal Missouri
Feb 10, 2005

Views of the Mississippi River area at Hannibal, Missouri, from the Illinois side of the River.

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River Front 2006 Oct Hannibal Missouri
Oct 10, 2006

Along the River Front of Hannibal Missouri on a cloudy, cool, October day. Pics from the deck of Captain Terry's Mark Twain River Boat. File names describe the pic.

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Downtown Hannibal Missouri
Sep 10, 2005

Pics in the old town area, Hannibal, Missouri.

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Illinois Landing View of Hannibal Missouri
Jul 4, 2005

View across the Mississippi River of Hannibal Missouri taken from the Illinois Landing area at the "Old Bridge" approach, plus a few views from Lovers Leap.

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Historic Main Street Hannibal Missouri

Historic Main Street of the Mississippi River and rail port saw hundreds of thousands of pioneers as the moved westward.

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Mark Twains Boyhood Home Outside Hannibal Missouri

Views of the outside area of the Clemens home on Hill Street overlookiing the Mississippi River Port of Hannibal Missouri.

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Grants Drug Store Hannibal Missouri

Grants Drug Store faces Main Street but sits across Hill Street from the Clemen's Home.

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Becky Thatches Home Hannibal Missouri

Becky Thatcher's home was across Hill Street from Tom Saywer's, in Twain's Hannibal Missouri.

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Clemens Law Office Hannibal Missouri

John Clemens, father of Sam (Mark Twain) did have a law office for a short time near his home. It w ...more

as around the corner on Main St, but later for historic purposes to its present location across from the Twain home on Hill Street.

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Mark Twain Cave Hannibal Missouri
Apr 25, 2003

Mark Twain Cave just over the hill about two miles south of historic Hannibal and Twain's boyhood ho ...more

me was explored and visted for decades by nearly every child and adult in the village. iowaz@swbell.net

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Clemens Burial Plot Mt Olivet Cemetery Hannibal Missouri
Apr 25, 2006

Mt. Olivet Cemetery on Fulton Ave, along Rt T (Old Hwy 70), on the South Side of Hannibal Missouri c ...more

ontains many Hannibal area surnames including the Clemens' plot in the Old Yard. There is a folder containing panoramas of each section in Mt. Olivet in the Iowaz Fotki Site.

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Mark Twains Boyhood Home Inside Hannbal Missouri

Views inside the Clemen's home on Hill Street, Hannibal, Missouri.

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Tom and Becky Hannibal Missouri

Every year 7th graders compete to represent Hannibal as Tom and Becky. Five couples act as Tom's and Becky's with one selected as thee Tom/Becky.

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Tom and Huck Statue Hannibal Missouri

Tom and Huck are at the base of Cardiff Hill at the north end of Historic Main Street in Hannibal Missouri.

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Mark Twain Museum 1 Hannibal Missouri

The tour of Mark Twain sites begins at Museum 1 near the Tom and Huch Statue at the north end of His ...more

toric Main Street, Hannibal, Missouri. The building was taken over from a pizza place. This corner was the site of one of historic lumber yards. The stone wall was built during the CCC days of the 1930's to buffer the historic buildings from a possible lumber yard fire.

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Mark Twain Museum 2 Hannibal Missouri

Mark Twain Museum 2, on Historic Main Street, Hannibal, Missouri,is three blocks to the south of the ...more

tour entry Museum 1. An old department store was rebuilt in the 1990's to house offices, gift shop, displays, etc.

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Mississippi Queen Port Hannibal Missouri
Jan 1, 2007

Mississippi Queen in port at Hannbial, Missuri, viewed from across the Mississippi River from the Illinois Landing.

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Mississippi Queen Docked Hannibal Missouri
Jul 21, 2007

The Mississippi Queen docked at the River Front Landing in Hannibal, Missouri.

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Mississippi Queen Close Views Port Hannibal
Jun 14, 2007

Close views of the Mississippi Queen while in port at Hannibal, Missouri.

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Mississippi Queen From Lovers Leap Hannibal Missouri
Jul 20, 2007

Views from Lovers Leap with the Mississippi Queen in port.

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Mississippi Queen Traveling North Hannibal Missouri
Jan 1, 2007

The Misissippi Queen viewed from the north point of Riverview Park, as it leaves Hannibal, Missouri, on its trip from St. Louis to the Twin Cities.

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