This early photo of Hannibal-LaGrange College is part of the Charles Clarke collection, contributed by Steve Chou. Early in 1927, the Chamber of Commerce contacted LaGrange College, offering it 100 acres of land and $175,000 cash if it would move to Hannibal. The groundbreaking ceremony for the new college was July 10, 1928, according to The Story of Hannibal.

This early photo of Hannibal-LaGrange College is part of the Charles Clarke collection, contributed by Steve Chou. Early in 1927, the Chamber of Commerce contacted LaGrange College, offering it 100 acres of land and $175,000 cash if it would move to Hannibal. The groundbreaking ceremony for the new college was July 10, 1928, according to The Story of Hannibal.