- from Mississippi River
Which author is best known for writing about the Mississippi River? If you said Mark Twain, you’re right!
He was born Samuel Clemens in Florida, Missouri, in 1835. When he was four, his family moved to the little town of Hannibal. It sits on the shore of the Mississippi. He left Hannibal at age 18. He went on to be a world-famous author and humorist. But it was Hannibal and the Mississippi that gave him the ideas for his greatest works.