Title Becky Thatcher Contestants Stand by the Becky Thatcher Car of the Mark Twain Zephyr
Date of Original 25 October 1935
Date of Digital 19 October 2003
Description HANNIBAL, MO - Three of the cars of the Mark Twain Zephyr were named after the characters in the book "The Adventures of Tom Sawyer."  Here the Becky Thatcher contestants stand next to the car bearing Becky's name.  The contestants represent the towns along the Zephyr route, St. Louis, MO to Burlington, IA.  Pictured are Judith Patricia Burrows of Canton, MO (2nd from right), Pary Bash (far right), Betty Stephens of LaGrange, MO (8th from left), and Irma Heinze (10th from left).  Others featured, positions unknown, are Clarajo Strate of Keokuk, IA, Louise Owens of Clarksville, MO, Becky Holstein of Burlington, IA, June Hatfield of Elsberry, MO, Margaret Butler of Ft. Madison, IA, Beulah Clark of Louisiana, MO, Bobette Ringland of Quincy, IL, and Patricia Wilson of St. Louis, MO.
Creator Pollard, Braxton
Contributor Hannibal Free Public Library (Hannibal, MO)
Publisher Hannibal Free Public Library (Hannibal, MO)
Subject Mark Twain Zephyr (Railroad train)
Subject Mark Twain Zephyr Dedication.
Subject Hannibal (MO)
Subject Stephens, Betty.
Subject Burrows, Judith Patricia.
Subject Strate, Clarajo.
Subject Owens, Louise.
Subject Holstein, Becky.
Subject Hatfield, June.
Subject Butler, Margaret.
Subject Clark, Beulah.
Subject Ringland, Bobette.
Subject Bash, Pary.
Subject Wilson, Patricia.
Original Format Photograph, black and white, 10" by 8"
Digital Format jpg
Identifier Z0087