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From: Charles Cogar <[log in to unmask]>
Date: Wed, 13 Sep 2017 21:26:27 -0500
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Four weeks ago I relocated from Omaha, Nebraska to Louisiana, Missouri, a
mere 27miles south of Hannibal. For a total eclipse viewing, we drove south
to Holts Summit.

Though quite touristy, Hannibal has all of the wonderful MT attractions and

Thanks for the terrific pictures, especially Point Lookout, Long Island,
NY, part of my childhood stomping ground.

Thank you,

Charles Cogar

On Wed, Sep 13, 2017 at 11:29 AM, Terry Ballard <[log in to unmask]>

>    I recently traveled to Hannibal on the way to Nebraska to see the total
> eclipse. I'd been once before, but this time I had a camera with a nice new
> lens, so I had an afternoon and morning of fun capturing the spirit of what
> seemed to me to be a booming ghost town (Lots of tour buses and fudge
> options, no groceries or gas stations that I saw). The town was beautiful,
> especially the Boyhood Home and the people were uniformly friendly and
> helpful. If anyone is curious, a gallery of the best images can be found at
> Driving west, I passed on the exit for the Clemens Birth home - you have to
> save something for the next visit.
> --
> Terry Ballard
> Author and Librarian Without Walls
> Author of the book "50 specialty libraries of New York City: From botany to
> magic" http:// <>
> "My memory has a mind of its own."