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Dave Thomson has spent over twenty-five years photographing and documenting the landscapes, interiors and environments in and around the state of Missouri and the Mississippi River where Samuel Clemens lived and worked.

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Mark Twain statue Statue of Mark Twain and the riverboat Mississippi Queen. Hannibal, MO., October 2003.
Statue of Mark Twain. Riverview Park, Hannibal, MO.
Turtle Island View from Riverview Park, Hannibal, MO.. Looking upriver towards Turtle Island.
Door Overgrown Screen Door. Abandoned house at Femme Osage, MO.
Pilaster House
Interior of Pilaster House, Hannibal, MO. Home to Samuel Clemens in 1846-47. John Marshall Clemens died upstairs in this house in 1847.
Garth kitchen

The kitchen in the restored "Garth's Woodside Mansion" on a country road on the outskirts of Hannibal. Samuel Clemens was a guest at the house in 1882: "I have spent three delightful days in Hannibal, loitering around all day long, examining the old localities and talking with the grey-heads who were boys and girls with me 30 or 40 years ago. It has been a moving time. I spent my nights with John and Helen Garth, three miles from town, in their spacious and beautiful house. They were children with me, and afterwards schoolmates." - Letter to Olivia Clemens, May 17, 1882.

Old Baptist Cemetery
Night at Old Baptist Cemetery, Hannibal, MO
. Unidentified graves. The cemetery was the original resting place of John Marshall and Henry Clemens. They were disinterred and relocated to the new Mt. Olivet Cemetery around 1875 under the supervision of John Garth acting on behalf of Samuel Clemens and his mother.
Mississippi Tug Mississippi towboat 1st Place Winner National Rivers Hall of Fame.
"Images of American Rivers," May, 1989 Mississippi River Museum - Dubuque, Iowa. Photo taken from from the bluffs at Principia Christian Science College at Elsah, Illinois.
Rockliffe Mansion Rockcliffe Mansion interior. Mark Twain visited the mansion on his last trip to Hannibal in 1902 and addressed a crowd from the stairwell.
The house was a double for Twain's home Stormfield in the 1979 TV movie Mark Twain: Beneath the Laughter.
Rockcliffe driveway Rockcliffe Mansion today. 1929 Packard sedan belonging to Hannibal resident Charles Anton sits in the driveway.
American Queen Aerial View American Queen Steamboat. Traveling up the Mississippi between Hannibal, MO and Quincy, ILL
Sunrise Sunrise over the Ohio River at Cairo, Illinois.
William A. Thompson boat The William A. Thompson. Corps of Engineers principal dredge boat for the Upper Mississippi River. Photographed in the navigation channel west of Turtle Island during dredging operations in the Mississippi River north of Hannibal, Missouri.
Gregory's Barn Gregory's Barn. Kahoka, Clark County, Missouri.

Images © Dave Thomson
Reproduction requests and questions related to image usage should be addressed to Dave Thomson

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