Episode 16: Abraham Lincoln and Sinking Spring

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Season 1, Episode 16: Abraham Lincoln and Sinking Spring

Abraham Lincoln, boy of the frontier: the first President born in what was then the West, the wilds of Kentucky at Sinking Spring outside of Hodgenville. Learn about Lincoln’s rough childhood and family life, his struggle for education, his rise in politics, and what happened to his birthplace site!

Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historic Park site.

More information on the Lincoln Birthplace from the National Park Service.

Lincoln Birthplace from the National Park Foundation.

Timeline of homes where Lincoln lived, from Sinking Spring to the White House.

Lincoln’s Boyhood Home at Knob Creek from the National Park Service.

Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial, in Lincoln City, Indiana.

Lincoln’s New Salem State Historic Site in Illinois.

From my 2015 Trip to Lincoln Birthplace

From my Summer 2019 Trip to Lincoln Birthplace.

The birth cabin in Kentucky in 1912.
Historical image of the birth cabin.
When the birth cabin hit the road for the World’s Fair.
The home Lincoln helped his father build in Indiana.
Abraham Lincoln portrait by George P.A. Healy.

Abraham Lincoln Birthplace: 2995 Lincoln Farm Rd, Hodgenville, KY.

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Recommended Reading for Abraham Lincoln

Harris, William. Lincoln’s Rise to the Presidency.

Foner, Eric. The Fiery Trial: Abraham Lincoln and American Slavery.

Oates, Stephen. With Malice Toward None: The Life of Abraham Lincoln.

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I'm a Professor of History at Central Arizona College and someone who loves history and travel; my new blog will combine those interests!

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