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Saturday, July 14, 2018

Abraham Lincoln's Boyhood Home


10 miles north of his birthplace in
Hodgenville, Kentucky


There was a land title dispute with the homestead to the south and the Lincoln's lost the land that Thomas Lincoln (Abe's father) had paid $200 for.  They moved north and this land proved to be more fertile.  So maybe it was a good thing after all.
Now this is the kind of site I enjoy.  Sure, this is another replica cabin and it may not even be on the exact spot, but I'll take it anyway.


And here the farmland is left alone.  You can easily imagine the Lincolns working this land growing corn, pumpkins and vegetables to basically survive off of.


I did not know of this tale.  
It can be said Austin Gollaher was the most important figure in our history today.  
If it wasn't for him being there that day can you imagine 
how different the course of our history would have went?


I walked down into Knob Creek which was pretty dry.


I didn't go any further as a sign pointed out that Copperhead snakes live here.  Okay, I got that!


This large building is an inn/tavern that was built in 1928-33 for travelers who came here to see Abe Lincoln's boyhood home.  You can read more about it below.



More informational signs for those of you like me who read these things.



I thought this funny.  These nice fancy drinking fountains and the water is bad.
So at one time they were being used and then someone got sick?
Okay, that isn't funny.  I've been there after having bad water long ago.



3 comments:

  1. Nice to read about the places where Abraham Lincoln came from. Didn't know this.

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  3. I've been away from home for a few weeks, England, Scotland and next week I'll be in Newfoundland, so I haven't been keeping up with your posts. Nice to know you are roaming far and wide.... I thought you always stuck to travelling and exploring the western side of the USA.

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