Although, this is not Hannibal...the same type of adventures probably took place here along the river...I can almost hear the ghosts of Huck Finn and Jim.
The photo was taken in a small river town near Evansville, Indiana on the Ohio river....actually not far from Cairo Illinois where the Mississippi and Ohio Rivers converge. Cairo is where Jim, Huck's slave friend was headed on his raft.
The Huck Finn and Tom Sawyer lifestyle was played out all up and down the rives of the Midwest...river cultures have that sense of adventure in common...a chance (at least in those times) to take the river to sights unseen and unexplored. A young boys' dream to take out on his own and experience life.
Adventure was the goal and the river was the mode to take you there. I would liked to have accompanied Huck and Jim on their journey.
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