Wednesday 27 November 2013
Abraham Lincoln's Cabin
The reconstructed cabin which stands inside the memorial building dates to the 19th-century but is not the original. Nevertheless, the one-room cabin does reflect Lincoln's humble beginnings. It measures about 13x17 feet, which is probably smaller than the original, thought to be 16 x 18 feet. It includes one door and window, a stone fireplace, and dirt floor.
Beside the entrance to the memorial building is inscribed, "Here over the log cabin where Abraham Lincoln was born, destined to preserve the Union and free the slave, a grateful people have dedicated this memorial to unity, peace, and brotherhood among the states. Website