HANNIBAL , acity of Marion
See also:Missouri, U.S.A., on the
See also:river, about 12o m . N.W. of
See also:Louis . Pop . (1890), 12,857 ; (1900), . 12,780, including 920
See also:born and 1836 negroes; (191o) 18,341 . It is served by the
See also:Wabash, the Missouri, Kansas &
See also:Texas, the Chicago, Burlingtgn & Quincy, and the St Louis & Hannibal
See also:railways, and by
See also:boat lines to Saint Louis, Saint Paul and intermediate points . The business section is in the level bottom-lands of the river, while the residential portion spreads up the
See also:banks, which afford
See also:building sites with beautiful views . Mark
See also:Twain's boyhood was spent at Hannibal, which is the setting of
See also:Life on the Mississippi,
See also:Huckleberry Finn and Tom
See also:Sawyer; Hannibal Cave, described in Tom Sawyer, extends for
See also:miles beneath the river and its bluffs . Hannibal has a
See also:good public library (1889; the first in Missouri); other prominent buildings are the Federal building, the
See also:house, a city hospital and the high school . The river is here spanned by a long iron and
See also:bridge connecting with East Hannibal,
See also:Ill . Hannibal is the
See also:trade centre of a
See also:rich agricultural region, and has an important
See also:lumber trade, railway shops, and manufactories of lumber, shoes, stoves,
See also:flour, cigars, lime,
See also:cement and pearl buttons (made from
See also:mussel shells); the value of the city's factory products increased from 10,698,72o in 1900 to $4,442,099 in 1905, or 64.6% . In the vicinity are valuable deposits of crinoid
See also:limestone, a coarse
See also:white building
See also:stone which takes a good
See also:polish .
See also:lighting plant is owned and operated by the
See also:municipality . Hannibal was laid out as a
See also:town in 1819 (its origin going back to
See also:land grants, which gave rise to much litigation) and was first chartered as a city in 1839 . The town of South Hannibal was annexed to it in 1843 .
BARON JAMES HANNEN HANNEN (1821-1894)
HANNIBAL (" mercy " or " favour of Baal ")
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