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1 decade 2 years 9 months ago Friday, May 25 2007 May 25, 2007 Friday, May 25, 2007 9:39:52 AM CDT May 25, 2007 in News
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HANNIBAL (AP) - Huck Finn, Tom Sawyer's incorrigible buddy, is finally getting his due. Tom and Huck were fictional characters but based on boys young Samuel Clemens knew growing up in Hannibal, boys he immortalized in "The Adventures of Tom Sawyer" and "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn." Huck was based on Tom Blankenship, the son of a drunkard who lived in a ramshackle house a couple of blocks from the Mississippi River. Tomorrow, the building known as the Huck Finn House will open to the public. The original house was demolished in 1911, but local donations allowed a replica to be rebuilt on the same site. Mark Twain Boyhood Home and Museum officials say the house provides visitors with a look into a poor family's life in Hannibal in the early 19th century.

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