ABOUT MARY LOU MONTGOMERY
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New history book:
Previously unpublished information from long-forgotten court records
January 5, 2015
It's a new word in my vocabulary.
My pursuit of discovery as to the meaning of this word began with a mention of "German gymnasts" in one of Roberta and Hurley Hagood's history stories.
The term Turnverein denotes a gymnastic or athletic club, and Hannibal had one in the mid 1870s. It was located on Hill Street, just east of the intersection with North Main Street.
I have challenged Steve Chou with the task of finding a local photo, but in the meantime, I found this old photo online of a turnverein hall in Milwaukee.
The German word turnverein was Americanized to Turner, and the local hall was called the Turner Hall.
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