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History of Hannibal, Missouri, USA

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Hannibal, Missouri, USA

Settled (1819) by Moses Bates on land given (1818) to Abraham Bird as compensation for property damaged in the New Madrid earthquake (1811), it received its Carthaginian name from Hannibal Creek (later Bear Creek).

Hannibal is noted as the boyhood home of Samuel Clemens (Mark Twain).

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  • 1854 - Hannibal
    Hannibal, a flourishing town of Marion county, Missouri, on the Mississippi river, 153 miles above St. Louis, and 15 miles below Quincy, in Illinois. ...Read MORE...


  • News 1890 - FATAL WRECK NEAR HANNIBAL.
    Hannibal, Mo., June 10. - An error of Train Dispatcher DAVIDSON, of the St. Louis, Keokuk & Northwestern railroad, resulted in bringing a...Read MORE...


  • 1895 - Hannibal
    Han'nibal, a city of Marion co., Mo., is situated on the Mississippi River, 18 miles below Quincy, and about 148 miles above St. Louis, which is 100...Read MORE...


  • Hannibal, Missouri, USA
    Shoe Factory, Hannibal, Mo.
    Mississippi River and Illinois in Distance.
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  • Hannibal, Missouri, USA
    Indian Mound Park, Hannibal, Mo.
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  • Hannibal, Missouri, USA
    Cruikshank Residence
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  • 1916
    Hannibal, a city of Marion co., Mo., situated on the Mississippi River, 18 miles below Quincy and 112 miles NW. of St. Louis, on the Chicago,...Read MORE...


  • 1953 - September 23 - KHQA TV channel 7 in Hannibal-Quincy, MO (CBS) begins broadcasting

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  • News 1958 - SEVEN KILLED IN AUTO CRASH.
    Hannibal, Mo. (AP) - A head-on highway collision during pounding rain took seven lives Friday, including four children.

    The victims were in a car...Read MORE...




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Shoe Factory, Hannibal, Mo.
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Indian Mound Park, Hannibal, Mo.
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Cruikshank Residence
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  • 1854 - Hannibal
    Hannibal, a flourishing town of Marion county, Missouri, on the Mississippi river, 153 miles above St. Louis, and 15 miles below Quincy, in Illinois. ... Read MORE...

  • News  1890 - FATAL WRECK NEAR HANNIBAL.
    Hannibal, Mo., June 10. - An error of Train Dispatcher DAVIDSON, of the St. Louis, Keokuk & Northwestern railroad, resulted in bringing a... Read MORE...

  • 1895 - Hannibal
    Han'nibal, a city of Marion co., Mo., is situated on the Mississippi River, 18 miles below Quincy, and about 148 miles above St. Louis, which is 100... Read MORE...

  • 1916
    Hannibal, a city of Marion co., Mo., situated on the Mississippi River, 18 miles below Quincy and 112 miles NW. of St. Louis, on the Chicago,... Read MORE...

  • 1953 - September 23 - KHQA TV channel 7 in Hannibal-Quincy, MO (CBS) begins broadcasting

    historyorb.com
  • News  1958 - SEVEN KILLED IN AUTO CRASH.
    Hannibal, Mo. (AP) - A head-on highway collision during pounding rain took seven lives Friday, including four children.

    The victims were in a car... Read MORE...

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