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Charles Cogar <[log in to unmask]>
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Sun, 9 Jun 2019 09:14:20 -0500
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I live on a bluff above the Mighty Mississippi River in Louisiana Missouri,
a short half hour south of Hannibal.

Keep in mind the significant river flooding in the region. Hannibal has its
flood walls up. MO Highway 79 on which the cave is located may still be
closed and the Mark Twain riverboat hasn't been operating.

The lighthouse was torn down and the new one recently went up. I asked a
local shopkeeper why pieces of the old one weren't sold to generate money
to build the statue of the MT characters displayed in the interpretive
center. She mused, "Gee, that's a great idea." I can't believe that wasn't
thought of.

This weekend is the Brew Skies Music Festival. It may be crowded.

- Charles Cogar

On Sun, Jun 9, 2019 at 8:40 AM Clay Shannon <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> Take a short walk up the steps to the observation point that gives you an
> overlook of the River.
> Also, if that "floats your boat," so to speak, there is a brief excursion
> on a "steam boat" that will take you past "Jackson's Island" and such.
> - B. Clay Shannon
>     On Sunday, June 9, 2019, 6:07:30 AM PDT, Carl J. Chimi <
> [log in to unmask]> wrote:
>  This week, my wife and I are driving from Northeast PA out to Emporia,
> KS, for some sort of giant art event an artist friend of hers is
> wrangling.  I'm almost trying not to know anything about that event
> beforehand, so that I can experience it without preconceptions and maybe
> delight in it.
> Anyway, I managed to get us about a day and a half, two nights, in
> Hannibal.  I was there for a day in 1974, on my way from one Air Force gig
> to another.  I was there again in 1994.  Both times I know I went to the
> Clemens house and to the Cave.  And maybe to a museum next to the house, if
> such exists.  I only remember that the 20 years had brought big changes to
> the house and the cave.  I can only wonder how the last 25 years have
> changed the place.  We won't have a lot of time, unfortunately, but we will
> surely try to see the house and cave again.  My questions to the Forum are
> what other places should we consider taking in this time around?  Anyone we
> should meet?  Has the place changed a lot in 25 years?
> Any advice will be appreciated.  This may be the last time I get to visit
> Hannibal, although I hope not.  I've had a deep and abiding interest in
> Mark Twain going on 60 years now.
> Regards,
> Carl