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Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historical Park

9/28/1997 Out early to Abraham Lincoln’s Birthplace NHP, arriving a little after 8:00. Here is the birthplace farm of Lincoln, where he lived to about 2. There is a marble building on a hill containing a restored, rebuilt log cabin which probably contains some logs from the original. Saw the spring that watered the farm and the site of the boundary oak. Took a nice walk through the woods.

The park sign
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Me in front of the cabin building
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4/23/2021 Abraham Lincoln Home, part of the Abraham Lincoln Birthplace NHP. The very low expectations we had for this stop proved true - the small park with two buildings (tavern and log cabin) was under renovation and all we could do was take poor photos from a fence. Knob Creek Farm was the childhood homestead of the future President, who said it was his "earliest recollection". The log cabin was that of Austin Gollaher; he had taken down the original Lincoln cabin, and his was representative of what theirs would have looked like. We continued a short way to the main part of the NHP and saw the large temple-like building with the reconstructed log cabin in which Lincoln was born.

Signage for the boyhood home
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The representative cabin ...
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... of Lincoln's boyhood
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Sign for the Birthplace
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A long view of the building ...
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... and a little closer
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Front detail
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The reconstructed cabin
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As it looked in 2021 ...
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... and 1911
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Ken and me out front
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