Thursday, July 17, 2014

Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial

This is another site that I had been to before, but it was a first time visit for Noelle and Sierra. We started at the visitor center which also serves as a memorial to Abraham Lincoln. The memorial court features five panels that were sculpted to feature significant periods in Lincoln's life.
Indiana sculpture
Washington sculpture
belongs to the ages
Illinois sculpture

From the visitor center we headed through the Allee and into the woods for a short hike to the Pioneer Cemetery where Lincoln's mother Nancy Hanks is buried.
Nancy Hanks Memorial
 Then we moved on to the Lincoln Living Historical Farm. There were animals there which Sierra enjoyed.
sheep
chicken
calf
There were also demonstrations. Sierra liked watching some interpreters bake cookies and wanted to sit and listen to a talk on pioneer life.
lady in shop
We made a short side trip to the Lincoln Spring
Lincoln Spring
and then headed back to the visitor center on the Trail of the Twelve Stones.
Spencer County Memorial
mary Todd bricks
Back at the car we ate a snack and then hit the road again, headed further south into Kentucky.            

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