Thursday, September 1, 2016

ABE was Here!






I noticed on the map that not far from the Cumberland Falls area in KY is Abraham Lincoln's old stomping grounds! He was born and lived in KY.  His family moved around quite a bit before he settled in Illinois in 1831.  He was born on a 300 acre piece of land in KY called Sinking Springs Farm.  The Spring is still there!




the water flows into this hole and then disappears underground...


None of the original buildings exist today but a cabin inside this monument is a replica, I was more impressed with the monument! 


Its striking similar to the one in DC...Inside the VC are some cool displays I got 2 passport stamps here..


Lincoln was born in 1809 he lived here till 1811 then the family moved about 10 miles down the road to Knob  Creek  and they lived on this 230 acre farm till 1816.


it is a lovely piece of property the cabin is a replica made of period logs but not the cabin Abe lived in..


its a one room cabin...


this lovely log structure was originally a tavern built on the property as a tourist stop in 1931 it will eventually become the Visitors Center the ranger told me it could be open in 3 yrs!  I just requested they put in a Lincoln Penny Turning Machine!!



After this stop I headed for Indiana...I spent the night at Dyer Lake SRA.  They make you pay a day use fee on top of your camp fee...not liking that much! I didn't take one single photo of the CG but I did make a photo of the picnic shelter near the lake, I went up there to make my breakfast as there were too many gnats in the campground!


Amazingly I have Good Wifi so far and been able to make a blog post! I don't know if that trend will continue but I hope it does I tend to forget pretty fast!  And like Lincoln I had family move north to Indiana my Uncle Frank! I stopped and had lunch with him today then went on my way..



PEACE
Eleanor Roosevelt: You must do the thing you think you can not.

10 comments:

  1. On the road again! Two lovely spots, and still undeveloped? Amazing. When in Tx, I camp in the state parks. The make you pay a daily use fee on top of the camping charges. It adds up! Stay safe on your journey! XO

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    1. the extra fees do add up here in MI I bought the Non Resident sticker for $31, it helped some but then I finally got up to where the National Forests are and can use my Golden Age Pass.

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  2. Interesting places. Now if it was just me n Fred I could do the one room thing but when you think how many there were in a family. YIKES. Everything is so pretty and green. The extra fee is really a bit much. It just keeps getting harder to stay in these places.

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    1. One room living is hard I've done it before in my Brooklyn, NY studio! Today Im in a Library right next to my crossing point may be a while before anyone hears from me!

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  3. Just catching up on your posts as we've been away visiting. I like Lincolns place, I always get a thrill out of visiting historical places and knowing that I'm walking where, who ever it is, once walked. We only have to pay a day fee if we stay on longer than the normal leaving time but sometimes they'll let you stay for free if they're not busy.

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    1. FREE is awesome! I have that same feeling of walking in history!

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  4. We were there and I just thought the fancy monument housing the cabin was hysterically funny. What would Abe think?

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  5. We were there and I just thought the fancy monument housing the cabin was hysterically funny. What would Abe think?

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