Abe Lincoln’s Birthplace
Good ol’ Honest Abe. We took a trip down to Hodgenville, Kentucky (about 50-ish miles south of Louisville) where Abraham Lincoln was born. This helped fulfill two things I’m working on:
First off, there is not much to see. Or do. There is a vistor’s center with a small gift shop, a replica of what they believe the inside of his cabin looked like, and a film about Abe Lincoln’s lineage in Kentucky. Then you go outdoors to his memorial, which houses another replica of the cabin he lived in. There are 56 steps leading up to the memorial which represent the 56 years of his life. Interestingly, the memorial was built in part by Teddy Roosevelt and was funded in part by Samuel Clemons (Mark Twain.) Then you head over to Sinking Springs (a hole in the ground) where the Lincoln family got their drinking water. A few miles down the road, you can visit the Lincoln Museum. This contains several different scenes of his life acted out by wax figures.
Not the most exciting state park I hope to go to, but an interesting memorial to a great president, nonetheless. And it was a BEAUTIFUL day for late January. I actually got to hear a bird chirp, can you believe it? Those of you in California or Florida can, I’m sure.