Cardiff Hill - Hannibal, Missouri
Posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS
N 39° 42.777 W 091° 21.481
15S E 640747 N 4397187
Quick Description: Cardiff Hill located at the north end of downtown area of Hannibal was made famous in Mark Twain in The Adventures of Tom Sawyer.
Location: Missouri, United States
Date Posted: 4/6/2007 9:01:34 PM
Waymark Code: WM1CR3
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member dh2000dh
Views: 163

Long Description:
Cardiff Hill is one of the places that Tom Sawyer and Huck Finn played and escaped from the town below. The first reference to Cardiff Hill in "The Adventures of Tom Sawyer" is in Chapter 2 - "SATURDAY morning was come, and all the summer world was bright and fresh, and brimming with life. There was a song in every heart; and if the heart was young the music issued at the lips. There was cheer in every face and a spring in every step. The locust-trees were in bloom and the fragrance of the blossoms filled the air. Cardiff Hill, beyond the village and above it, was green with vegetation and it lay just far enough away to seem a Delectable Land, dreamy, reposeful, and inviting." The events after this passage of the book are the famous fence whitewashing episode. Cardiff Hill is reference by name eight other times in "The Adventures of Tom Sawyer"
Short Description: Tom Sawyer and Huck Finn's place to escape from town

Book Title: The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

Author's Name: Mark Twain

Name of Waymarked Item: Cardiff Hill

Location of Item: North end of Hannibal downtown area

More Information:
Place where Tom and Huck played


Admission Price?: 0.00 (listed in local currency)

First Year Published: Not listed

Link to more information about the book or waymarked item.: Not listed

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