An Impressive Image Of Abraham Lincoln's Birthplace Captured On An Acrylic Fridge Magnet
Former United States President Abraham Lincoln was born in a one room log cabin on Sinking Spring Farm in Kentucky where his parents had settled two months previously. The original log cabin is no longer in existence at the site, having been demolished before 1865. There is a reduced sized replica of the cabin in the memorial building which stands at the site. The memorial building was designed by John Russell Pope and dedicated in 1911 by President William Howard Taft. The numbers of features within the memorial are significant. In honour of Lincoln being the sixteenth president there are sixteen fence poles, sixteen rosettes on the ceiling, and sixteen windows. The fifty-six steps that lead to the entrance of the building represent Lincoln's age at the time of his death. The site of Abraham Lincoln's birthplace is an impressive place to visit as can be seen on this acrylic fridge magnet from the catalogues of World Wide Gifts.
The Early Years Of Abraham Lincoln
Abraham Lincoln's infancy was spent at Sinking Spring Farm in Kentucky; he lived in a log cabin on this land, with his parents and older sister Sarah, from birth to the age of two. Lincoln's father was a respected man and one of the wealthiest in the county. At the time of his son's birth Thomas Lincoln owned two farms, other property, horses, and other livestock. When Thomas was two the family moved to Knob Creek where his younger brother was born and died in infancy. In 1816 Thomas Lincoln lost all of his land due to issues with property titles and moved the family to Indiana. This birthplace of the future president remains a piece of history and is popular with visitors. The picture on our acrylic fridge magnet shows what an interesting place Abraham Lincoln's birthplace is to visit.