Joe and Nancy

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Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Lincoln's Boyhood National Memorial, IN

From Wiki:  Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial is a United States Presidential Memorial, a National Historic Landmark District in present-day Lincoln City, Indiana. It preserves the farm site where Abraham Lincoln lived with his family from 1816 to 1830. During that time, he grew from a 7-year-old boy to a 21-year-old man. His mother, Nancy Hanks Lincoln, and at least 27 other settlers were buried here in the Pioneer Cemetery.
The original foundation is preserved and protected from visitor's curiosities.  From Wiki:  The sandstone foundation clearly outlines the boundary of the house and is visible to visitors. Discovered through a professional archeological excavation, it is now preserved and protected by a wall.  A short distance from the original cabin site stands the replica farm house.
Above/below, pics of the replica cabin built on the Indiana farm at Lincoln City.
In-character volunteers & rangers demonstrating period crafts inside the replica cabin.
Another volunteer demonstrating a device and furs hanging in the curing hut.
Below, a period turning lathe peered by foot pumping, similar to the old Singer sewing machines concept.
Above, another view of the replica cabin and below a replica barn and shed.
The below two pics were designs from the front of the visitor's center.
And above is the chicken glorified on the above story plaques. :-)
The memorials marking the approximate (actual location not positively known) location of Abe's Mother, Nancy.  She died from a fever contracted from drinking milk from a cow that ate White Snakeroot plants.
Well, that's a wrap on the Lincoln boyhood home in Lincoln City, IN.  Till the next blog (Maker's Mark Distillery), RVing Beach Bums, Joe & Nancy, signing off.