Becky Thatcher Home
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N 39° 42.711 W 091° 21.473
15S E 640761 N 4397065
Quick Description: Tom thought Becky to be the essence of all that is charming in womanhood.
Location: Missouri, United States
Date Posted: 10/18/2007 7:05:52 PM
Waymark Code: WM2E68
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Henki
Views: 55

Long Description:
Across the street from young Sam Clemens house lived Laura Hawkins. She was Sam’s childhood sweetheart and, some years later, became immortalized in print as Tom Sawyer’s sweetheart, Becky Thatcher. Many of Tom Sawyer’s adventures are believed to be partly from Sam Clemens boyhood in the town of Hannibal, MO.

Samuel Clemens used a penname when he published his new book. The pen name came from a river term meaning two fathoms (12 Ft.), which was a safe river depth for riverboats. The river term and the pen name is Mark Twain.

Short Description: Inspirational location for Becky Thatcher

Book Title: Tom Sawyer

Author's Name: Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)

Name of Waymarked Item: Becky Thatcher Home (Part of Mark Twain Museum)

Location of Item: Hannibal, MO

More Information:
Many homes and locations in this area inspired charicters and locations for sceins in the books writen by Mark Twain.

Admission Price?: 8.00 (listed in local currency)

Link to more information about the book or waymarked item.: [Web Link]

First Year Published: Not listed

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