Abraham Lincoln Birthplace
Hodgenville, Kentucky

Photos/text courtesy of Richard Edling, Philadelphia, PA
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1. Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historic Site (NPS)
2. Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historic Site - Wikipedia
3. Sinking Spring Farm, Birthplace of Abraham Lincoln

4. Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial

(October 2008) Entrance

(October 2008) Enlarge Abraham Lincoln Birthplace marker



(October 2008) Enlarge Memorial Building

A Beaux-Arts neo-classical Memorial Building was designed by John Russell Pope for the birthplace site. In 1909 the cornerstone was laid by President Theodore Roosevelt and the building was dedicated in 1911 by William Howard Taft. Almost a hundred years after Thomas Lincoln moved from Sinking Spring Farm, the log cabin was placed inside the Memorial Building. The Memorial Building features 16 windows, 16 rosettes on the ceiling, and 16 fence poles, representing Lincoln being the 16th president. There are 56 steps leading up to the building, representing his age at the time of his death. Courtesy of Wikipedia

(October 2008) Enlarge Encore for a Threatened Giant


(October 2008) Enlarge Sinking Spring marker


(October 2008) Enlarge Sinking Spring

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