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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
Entrance to birthplace site. The Lincoln family. Steps leading up to the Lincoln birthplace. Birthplace cabin. The birthplace “temple.” From my Summer 2019 Trip to Lincoln Birthplace.
Statue of Lincoln in downtown Hodgenville. Young Abe. Abe and me! I wish I bought the puppet! The temple! The cabin inside! Cabin from another angle. Lincoln’s birth cabin. At the birth temple. Lincoln birthplace! Birthplace stairs. The titular Sinking Springs well. At the 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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Harris, William. Lincoln’s Rise to the Presidency.
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Oates, Stephen. With Malice Toward None: The Life of Abraham Lincoln.