Here’s The Story Behind The Tom And Huck Statue In Missouri
By Beth Price-Williams|Published March 11, 2022
A professional writer for more than two decades, Beth has lived in nearly a dozen states – from Missouri and Virginia to Connecticut and Vermont – and Toronto, Canada. In addition to traveling extensively in the U.S. and the U.K., she has a BA in Journalism from Point Park University (PA), a MA in Holocaust & Genocide Studies from Stockton University (NJ), and a Master of Professional Writing from Chatham University (PA). A writer and editor for Only In Your State since 2016, Beth grew up in and currently lives outside of Pittsburgh and when she’s not writing or hanging out with her bunnies, budgies, and chinchilla, she and her daughter are out chasing waterfalls.
Statues tell the stories of our past, honoring historical and prominent figures – from George Washington Carver to Hannah Cole – throughout Missouri’s history. The majority of statues, of course, honor real life individuals. The Tom and Huck Statue in Missouri goes against the grain of tradition, paying tribute to literary characters who’ve become two of the most recognizable names in fiction.