Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Lincoln Bicentennial Trip - Part 6 of 10

Here's a wider view of the town square of Hodgenville, Kentucky. This is "ground zero" for Lincoln, a spot he saw with his own eyes. In fact, if you were to turn around here and look over your left shoulder, you'd see a stone house that Lincoln mentioned by name. Sorry, but I didn't take a picture of it.

Then we headed up the road to Lincoln's boyhood home at Knob Creek. It's probably no more than eight miles from the birthplace. Lincoln called this place, not Sinking Spring, "my earliest recollection".

A log cabin is on display here - certainly of modern construction - but the fields are still open and green as they were in Lincoln's day. He could step out here and recognize the area, I'm sure.

Here's John checking out one of the plaques. We were on our second Lincoln pilgrimage.

This is the only picture taken of me on the entire trip.