Visiting Hannibal, Missouri.
We have arrived at Hannibal the hometown of Samuel Clemens. His pen name was Mark Twain. His family moved to Hannibal when he was 4 years old. He based the characters in his books on the people from Hannibal. The plan is to do all the tourist stuff in town.
After setting up the RV, we drove back into town for information from the Welcome Center. The lady working there had some really good information and suggested that we go to a one man show that was starting in 20 minutes. We did and the actor was great! He stayed in character as Samuel Clemens all the time and answered questions.
This theater was originally the stables for a nearby inn. The inn burnt down years ago. It is known as fact that Abraham Lincoln stabled his mule here when he came to try a case at the local court. So we sat where Abraham Lincoln's mule slept.
No pictures during the performance but I did get a picture of the playbill.
Samael Clemens did not attend school after 5th grade and learned his writing skills "on the job" as a typesetter for the local paper.
We ended the day at the campgrounds winery. Well, isn't that convenient for us. The power was out so we were able to have our tasting by candle light.
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