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Mar 3, 2006

Mapping Missouri Opens Tomorrow In Hannibal

"Mapping Missouri," an exhibit featuring more than 100 maps from the Missouri State Archives' collection opens tomorrow in Hannibal Missouri. The maps will be on display at The Mark Twain Boyhood Home and Museum and the Hannibal Free Public Library. The exhibit will be shared by the two groups with different sections set up at each location.

This exhibit features maps from the Archives' collection, some of which have never been shown before. The maps on display range from a land survey maps made by Antoine Soulard in St. Louis from 1796-1806, to the computer generated Lewis and Clark maps created by Jim Harlan and the University of Missouri's Geographic Resources Center in 2002. The exhibit explores the history of cartography in Missouri and the role maps have played in our everyday lives.

Admission to the map exhibit is included in the museum's general admission price. The exhibition runs till April 23.