P. Gillett's inventions contributed to Missouri's early rail foundation
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P. Gillett's inventions contributed to Missouri's early rail foundation

In February 1864, while General William Tecumseh Sherman's notorious “March Through Georgia,” was igniting the South, 47-year-old Prosper Gillett, a New England transplant to Southern-sympathizing Hannibal, Missouri, was focused on a better and more efficient means of installing railroad track

Anniversary: Keim - 60th
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Anniversary: Keim - 60th

PALMYRA | Ralph and DeLois Keim of Palmyra, Mo., will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary on June 4.

Balloon assistant painted pictures with words to share jobs of flight
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Balloon assistant painted pictures with words to share jobs of flight

Few could have imagined back in mid October 1907, what it would feel like to float in the basket of a hot-air balloon three quarters of a mile over the Midwest at dawn, and the associated sounds that could be heard of little towns waking up below

Hannibal Regional Hospital wins awards
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Hannibal Regional Hospital wins awards

Hospital now among nation's top 5% for overall orthopedic services, joint replacement
A national study by Healthgrades has listed Hannibal Regional Hospital as one of “America's 100 Best Hospitals for Orthopedic Surgery and Joint Replacement

1907: Hannibal High football team couldn't beat archrival
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1907: Hannibal High football team couldn't beat archrival

Hannibal High School's first game of the 1907 football season began with a thumping by archrival, Quincy, Ill., on Saturday afternoon, Oct. 12, 1907

Reflective glimpse into Hannibal's evolution as a shoe factory town
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Reflective glimpse into Hannibal's evolution as a shoe factory town

During the early morning hours of Wednesday, March 12, 1902, Hannibal's firefighters, led by Theron B. Parks — Hannibal's fire chief of long standing — were put to the test when an alarm sounded at Central Park, alerting the town to a fire at Hannibal's Bluff City Shoe Co. The fire was discovered at the rear of the factory's two-story building, located at 108 North Fourth Street, directly to the east of the park

Hannibal Regional Hospital births
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Hannibal Regional Hospital births

Staff members at Hannibal Regional announce births from April 20 to May 1

A glimpse at the peak month of the 1918 Spanish Influenza
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A glimpse at the peak month of the 1918 Spanish Influenza

What did the Spanish Influenza look like in Marion County, Mo., during its peak month of October 1918? Newspapers provide some answers.

Historic house on roadway's curve contained generational memories
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Historic house on roadway's curve contained generational memories

Dr. F.W. Bush devoted his life to taking care of his patients living in and around Hannibal, particularly in the Mt. Zion neighborhood. Born at the turn of the 19th Century on the same farm where he would later raise his family, he remained true to his rural Missouri roots throughout his lifetime.

Local artist made a name for herself in New York City
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Local artist made a name for herself in New York City

Thousands of talented young women from across the United States and abroad flocked to New York City during the nineteen-teens, in search of a lifestyle previously unattainable by their mothers and sisters back home

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