Hannibal http://wuis.org en Hannibal's Hydrants Get Some Custom Paint http://wuis.org/post/hannibals-hydrants-get-some-custom-paint <p>Some rusty, faded fire hydrants in Hannibal, Missouri are getting creative touch-ups.</p><p>Julie Rolsen owns <a href="https://www.facebook.com/TheMainStreetKitchen">a gift shop</a>&nbsp;in the Mississippi River town and also runs a bed and breakfast. &nbsp;This spring, city leaders granted Rolsen permission to launch the "<a href="https://www.facebook.com/HannibalHydrantProject">Hannibal Hydrant Project</a>".</p> Tue, 20 Aug 2013 15:21:06 +0000 Peter Gray 7557 at http://wuis.org Hannibal's Hydrants Get Some Custom Paint Becky Thatcher House Re-Opens In Hannibal, MO http://wuis.org/post/becky-thatcher-house-re-opens-hannibal-mo <p></p><p>The <a href="http://www.visithannibal.com/index.php/en/calendar-of-events?id=58">58th Annual National Tom Sawyer Days </a>celebration starts Wednesday in Hannibal, Missouri.</p><p>The festival runs through the weekend with events honoring Samuel Clemens' literary work, including the town's "Tom and Becky" lookalike contest for kids.</p><p>A site in downtown Hannibal dedicated to Becky Thatcher - and the real woman who inspired the fictional character - has just re-opened to visitors following a major restoration effort.</p> Tue, 02 Jul 2013 16:38:11 +0000 Peter Gray 5132 at http://wuis.org Becky Thatcher House Re-Opens In Hannibal, MO