In November of 1839, a family of modest means that included five children and one slave moved from Florida, Missouri into the Virginia House, a small hotel on Hill Street just west of Main. The arrival of the Clemens family, with young ginger-haired, four-year-old Sammy in tow, would prove to be a watershed moment in the history of Hannibal, Missouri.
Video: Excerpts from "Mark Twain: Words & Music", a double-CD celebrating the life of Hannibal's favorite native son, Samuel Langhorne Clemens, featuring Clint Eastwood, Garrison Keillor, Jimmy Buffett, Sheryl Crow, Vince Gill, Brad Paisley, and many others:
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