In honor of President's Day I decided to pay a visit to a local landmark. Lincoln's Birthplace is a National Park that is not too far from the farmette. Though it seems like a sleepy locale, it gets an estimated 200,000 visitors per year. A replica of Lincoln's boyhood cabin resides in this building.
At the top of the steps you get a proper view of the farm. Boardwalk trails and forest trails wind through the acreage of the farm.
A replica of Lincoln's birth cabin is a glimpse into a hard life, or I think so.
It is hard for me to imagine living in such a tiny structure with two children and meals to prepare.
The spring which originally supplied water to the Lincoln family is still flowing right next to the memorial building. Typical of Kentucky's landscape, the spring flows from a cave system. As a child, I tossed pennies into this spring, but not anymore. There is a much better awareness of the environmental impact of coins in the spring.
When I was a child, this store was my favorite part of the visit. The Nancy Lincoln Inn sells all things Lincoln, including ice cream.
It contains many cedar boxes and small cabins for sale, as well as civil war items. I still have the cedar boxes that I bought there, years ago. Sadly, it was closed when I was there.
"I do the very best I know how....the very best I can, and I mean to continue doing so, until the end."