Mark Twain to Carthage to Nauvoo
Trip Start Jul 09, 2009
37Trip End Sep 29, 2009
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We left Springfield Illinois this morning and then after crossing the Mississippi river our first stop was Hannibal, a town most commonly known for the birth place of one of the worlds most beloved authors Mark Twain. We toured around the town and went in some of the houses that inspired Mark Twain's books. Later that afternoon we went on a paddle wheeler boat down the Mississippi river, and we listened to the steamboat captain over the intercom tell about long ago legends related to that area. It was a beautiful day so we all really enjoyed the ride.
After leaving Hannibal we went to Carthage Illinois, the place were the Prophet Joseph smith and his brother Hyrum were martyred. We went straight to the jail when we arrived.
From Carthage jail we went straight to Nauvoo. We entered the city around 5:30 so all the main sites were closed. We stopped by the visitors center and we watched another movie, this time about the saints trek west from nauvoo to salt lake city. It talked about what the saints must have been feeling leaving there beautiful Nauvoo.
That same night we went to a beautiful musical poduction put on by the senior missionaries called Rendezvous in old nauvoo. It was about the saints in nauvoo at the time of the exodus. It was a very funny, amazing show. We all really enjoyed it.
We started the next day by going on a horse and buggy ride and then a carriage ride
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