Monday, March 23, 2015

AtoZ Theme Reveal: "America's Hometown-Hannibal, MO"





You might be wondering what makes Hannibal, Missouri "America's Hometown." Aren't all small towns nestled along the Mississippi River a piece of American history? What makes this place stand out from the rest? American novelist and humorist, Mark Twain, grew up in Hannibal. His boyhood home is only a stones throw from the Big River. My family has made this place our home for the past seven years.


We will explore Hannibal, Mark Twain's stomping grounds, where all of his real-life shenanigan's took place. You will also learn of a feisty female in history who was born just a half-mile from Mark Twain's home. We'll also talk fiction. After all, Mark Twain was one of the greatest fiction writers of all time. His humor and wit inspire me everyday as as I walk in his footsteps. Hope to see you on April 1st for a fun, photographic journey of Twain's town.

Downtown Hannibal, MO
Are you participating in the AtoZ Challenge? Have you ever visited Hannibal? What's your favorite small town? Thanks for stopping by!

PHOTOS: all photos are mine unless otherwise stated.

22 comments:

  1. That does sound like a fun place to explore. And you know it well!

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    1. I know it a little too well, including the good, the bad and the ugly;-)

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  2. Sounds like an interesting place. I look forward to learning more about Hannibal. :)

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  3. Sounds fascinating! I love exploring the US, though I've never been to Missouri (yet).

    Anabel at Anabel's Travel Blog

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    1. I love to explore too:) Looking forward to your blog posts as well.

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  4. I always enjoy learning about places I haven't visited. Looking forward to it!

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  5. Sounds interesting. I love Mark Twain. I've used his quotes before on my blog.

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    1. He has a way with words: a little sarcasm and a lot of wit!

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  6. What a cool theme! I don't know anything about this area!
    Looking forward to learning more about you, too!
    Thank you,
    Heather

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  7. What a great idea! You have an unusual insight into the area and were very clever to use the Twain angle. I'm sure your posts will be fascinating!

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    1. If only I could share all the stories of my teenage son. They'd be a hit for sure;)

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  9. How wonderful. I once considered doing A to Z on my birth city, but I won't be doing the challenge this year.

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    1. It does take a lot of time and effort!

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  10. Looking forward to seeing what brilliance happens here this April!

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  11. I don't get out much, but its posts like these that make me think I should. I'll be looking forward to traveling vicariously through your blog!

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  12. I am looking forward to explore more with your posts :-)

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