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Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial

Abraham Lincoln and his family moved to Indiana in 1816 and stayed until 1830 when they moved to Illinois. Lincoln would have been between the ages of 7 and 21 during that time. The State of Indiana administered and operated this memorial to Abraham Lincoln and his mother, but in 1962, in recognition of its national significance, Congress authorized the creation of Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial. Much of the early development of this park was done in the 1930s by members of the Civilian Conservation Corps. One of its most notable accomplishments was the excavation of the Lincoln cabin hearthstones. Lincoln’s mother, Nancy Hanks Lincoln, is buried on the grounds here. It is also the site of the Lincoln farm.

This is the state park I mentioned in a previous post so I guess that actually makes it a National Park.  As you can imagine, I have about a zillion photos of this place I will be boring you with in the coming days.

Above is a photo of the flagpole that sits across from the Vistors Center at the Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial in southern Indiana. The towering 120-foot tall flagpole was originally placed in the island in the center of the plaza and was formally dedicated on July 12, 1931. It was later moved to its present location in 1944.


7 responses

  1. This is so beautiful! Things look much, much different since you left 2 weeks ago! The wind blew nonstop for 3 days, it rained, it complained, it screamed…and it said, “I’ll blow all your leaves off!” And it did. :0) I miss you. There is beauty even in the nakedness of the trees.

    November 17, 2011 at 7:54 AM

  2. Magpie

    What a gorgeous place….bore away, Dear!!

    November 17, 2011 at 8:29 AM

  3. We just can’t get enough of all these beautiful fall colors, can we? I’m going to be disappointed when they go away.

    November 17, 2011 at 8:58 AM

  4. Very nice!

    November 17, 2011 at 9:12 PM

  5. that is pretty cool…did not realize there was one in IN….love all the color in the trees….

    November 18, 2011 at 10:20 AM

  6. A beautiful nest for this Memorial.

    November 19, 2011 at 5:17 AM

  7. Really gorgeous memorial. I love the fall foliage on the trees and the carpet of green grass.

    November 22, 2011 at 4:16 PM