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New history book:
Previously unpublished information from long-forgotten court records
October 28, 2014
The River Queen, which was docked across the Mississippi River from Hannibal for two tourist seasons in the early 1960s, sank while moored at St. Louis, Mo., on Dec. 2, 1967.
The River Queen was previously known as the Eagle Packet Company steamer Cape Girardeau, and later renamed the Gordon C. Green. (Source, http://www.steamboats.org/)
Mike Marx, who worked for a short time as a bus boy on the River Queen docked at Hannibal, remembers movies in which the riverboat was used in production.
Perhaps the best known movie was Gone With the Wind.
It was also used in “Bend of the River” (1952) with James Stewart and Rock Hudson.
During a recent discussion with members of the Hannibal Lions Club, Jim Humphreys remembered that the boat was also used in “Kentuckian,” (1955) a Burt Lancaster film.
Read more about this classis boat
Ira Westfall and his colleagues
kept Hannibalians on the move
November 16, 2019
South Side drug/ confectionery store’s lineage stretches across
nine decades: Walker, Kramer
November 9, 2019
Snapshot of 100 block of Third Street, South Hannibal (South Main) circa 1907
November 5, 2019
City’s early steam fire engines
were no match for 1878 blaze
November 2, 2019
Home renovator finds a shoe hidden
in wall of century old Hannibal house
October 26, 2019
Disloyalty a crime;
‘Be careful what you say’
Macon newspaper warns during World War
October 19, 2019
Life-long Democrat, Judge Murphy
was always faithful to party’s cause
October 12, 2019
Life and times of a county coroner
October 5, 2019
Schnizlein’s legacy: Visual of what
Hannibal looked like a century ago
September 28, 2019
Generations of Brosi stone cutters
are represented in area cemeteries
September 21, 2019