National Geographic : 1934 Jun
A GRANITE MEMORIAL ENSHRINES LINCOLN'S BIRTHPLACE Within this impressive monument near Hodgenville is preserved the original crude log cabin in which Abraham Lincoln first saw the light of day on February 12, 1809. In the park surrounding it, hand-hewn fences of the kind the "rail-splitter" used to make when he was a boy substitute for modern wire fences. S-illty £11ULU guyp1b uy LUWlil L,. vv1sneitu HERE NANCY HANKS CAME TO PLAY WITH HER INFANT "ABE" The pool, hidden in the cavelike opening by overhanging vines and mosses, was a marker of Thomas Lincoln's farm near Hodgenville. He purchased " a parcel of landcontaining 300 acres beginning near the Sinking Spring," known later as theRock, orLincoln, Spring. The family moved away while Abraham was stillababe.