Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Lincoln's birthplace

I wanted to see where Abraham Lincoln was born.  I found his birthplace near Hodgenville, Kentucky.  The National Park Service has preserved the family homestead acreage and opened the area to the public.  It's free and, of course, it's your park to enjoy.  A replica of his birthplace cabin is housed in a rather impressive monument.  It's the FIRST Lincoln Memorial paid for by pubic donations.

There are walking paths and things to note along the way like the trees marking the homestead property lines.  There is a spring well on the property.  This spring, called Sinking Spring, is also the name given to the farm.  Abraham Lincoln lived here for the first two years of his life.  It was a short stay.....but what a beginning!!

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