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Tuesday, June 11, 2013

AKA Road Trip: Land of Lincoln's Boyhood

Yep, we made a stop to see where “Honest Abe” was born and spent his childhood years.  They are actually two different sites located a few miles apart.
 
 
The building in the background is a memorial to the Lincoln birthplace.
 
 
It houses this ‘symbolic’ cabin that is supposed to be similar to the one Lincoln was born in.  Don’t you love the juxtaposition of the rough cabin and the ornate marble of the monument?
 
 
Inside the museum were displays representing the Lincoln family.  This statue has Abraham as an infant with his parents and sister. 
 
 
 
Thomas Lincoln – Abraham’s father.
 
 
 
Nancy Hanks Lincoln – Abraham’s mother.
 
 
The Lincoln family Bible. 
 
 
‘Nuf said.
 
 
 
 
 
 
Up the road is the farm where Abraham spent his first 7 years growing up.  This cabin is another “symbolic” cabin but it does give you an idea of what it was like.  It is thought to be very near where the Lincoln cabin stood. 
 
It’s a nice site to relax and walk around.  There are some picnic tables for use in a shady area.  And Knob creek is a very short walk from the cabin.

2 comments:

  1. Wow.. pretty awesome:) I loved seeing the "Lincoln Family Bible":) Thanks for sharing!

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  2. I love these kinds of outings. Thanks for posting about this and sharing photos.

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