Hannibal Lighthouse Vandals Strike Again

1 decade 4 years 5 months ago Wednesday, April 26 2006 Apr 26, 2006 Wednesday, April 26, 2006 1:20:17 PM CDT April 26, 2006 in News
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HANNIBAL (AP) - The lighthouse that sits on Cardiff Hill high above historic Hannibal in northeast Missouri is suffering from vandalism. Hannibal Convention and Visitors Bureau director Beau Hicks says a number of people have signed their names and dates of visits to the Mark Twain Memorial Lighthouse. And Monday, some shingles were torn from the structure and tossed over a fence on a hillside. Not all of the scribblings on the side of the building are names. Some are obscene. The lighthouse does not function, but is an historic landmark that was dedicated first by President Franklin Roosevelt and again by President Clinton, who remotely turned on the lights in the 1990s after it had been dark for years.

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