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The New York Times, May 28, 1925

Monument Will Stand on Cardiff Hill, Hannibal, Often Mentioned in Mark Twain's Books.

HANNIBAL, Mo., May 27 (AP). - A monument to Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn, Mark Twain's famous literary characters, will be erected on Cardiff Hill, standing at the head of one of Hannibal's prominent business streets. Cardiff Hill was mentioned repeatedly in the humorist's books.

F. C. Hibbard, a native Missourian, who designed the Mark Twain monument erected here several years ago by the State, will be the creator of the new figure, said to be the first monument to literature characters.

The expense of the monument will be borne by Mr. and Mrs. George A. Mahan, who several years ago purchased the boyhood home of Mark Twain, restored it and presented it to the city. The house is a block from the location of the new monument.

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