Dreaming Big at Lincoln's Log Cabin in Hodgenville, Kentucky
It’s a strange sight, as you pull in, to see a marble edifice dominating what was once the Sinking Spring farm. Wasn’t Lincoln born in a one-room log cabin? Off to the left are some historic-looking cabins, but the modern swings and rocking chairs seem out of place. In fact, they are part of a 1920s motel that still welcomes motorists to the backwoods of Kentucky. The marble mausoleum, paid for by schoolchildren’s pennies, is reminiscent of D.C.’s majestic structures and entombs a tiny log-and-daub cabin. Climb a few dozen stairs, pull open the bronze doors, and reflect upon the path trod by a man who once said, “I happen, temporarily, to occupy the White House. I am a living witness that any of your children may come here as my father’s child has.”
- Liz Burnham Thanks Mike and Megan!
- Mike Harper Wonderful work - the view of a building within a building echoes Lincoln's eloquent and hopeful comment on history, continuity and opportunity.
- Megan Cytron (Editor) Congratulations! You won 1st Place Writing and Honorable Mention Photography in the Weekly Worldwide Contest.
- Megan Cytron (Editor) What a juxtaposition of grandeur and grit!