Log cabin at Knob Creek, Kentucky. Abraham Lincoln's boyhood home. He never forgot the time he fell in the swollen Knob Creek while playing on a foot log near his home. Had it not been for Austin Gollaher, a friend and school mate, Abraham would probably have drowned. Austin, with a keen sense of pioneer knowledge, grabbed a long tree limb from the bank and held it out like a strong arm to the struggling Lincoln. Abraham spoke of the incident after he became President

Log cabin at Knob Creek, Kentucky. Abraham Lincoln's boyhood home. He never forgot the time he fell in the swollen Knob Creek while playing on a foot log near his home. Had it not been for Austin Gollaher, a friend and school mate, Abraham would probably have drowned. Austin, with a keen sense of pioneer knowledge, grabbed a long tree limb from the bank and held it out like a strong arm to the struggling Lincoln. Abraham spoke of the incident after he became President

President Abraham Lincoln, who was shot on April 14th, 1865 by John Wilkes Booth in Ford's Theatre in Washington, D.C., just five days after the surrender of the Civil War's Confederate leader, General Lee. He died the following morning

President Abraham Lincoln, who was shot on April 14th, 1865 by John Wilkes Booth in Ford's Theatre in Washington, D.C., just five days after the surrender of the Civil War's Confederate leader, General Lee. He died the following morning

Abraham Lincoln was taken from us at a critical time in American history. He was only 56 years old.

Abraham Lincoln was taken from us at a critical time in American history. He was only 56 years old.

When the Lincolns left  for Washington in February 1860, they left the family dog "Fido" with a neighboring Springfield family. Fido outlived President Lincoln but came to a similarly tragic end - being stabbed to death by a drunk. In the White House.  Another little dog,"Jip" took Fido's place. The little fellow was never absent from the Presidential lunch. He was always in Mr. Lincoln's lap to claim his portion first, and was caressed and petted by him through the whole meal.'"

Top 10 Fascinating Facts About Abraham Lincoln

When the Lincolns left for Washington in February 1860, they left the family dog "Fido" with a neighboring Springfield family. Fido outlived President Lincoln but came to a similarly tragic end - being stabbed to death by a drunk. In the White House. Another little dog,"Jip" took Fido's place. The little fellow was never absent from the Presidential lunch. He was always in Mr. Lincoln's lap to claim his portion first, and was caressed and petted by him through the whole meal.'"

Birthplace of Abraham Lincoln, Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historical Park, Hodgenville, Kentucky - Built at the location of Lincoln's birth the solid marble, neoclassical monument houses the symbolic cabin of Lincoln's birth.

Birthplace of Abraham Lincoln, Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historical Park, Hodgenville, Kentucky - Built at the location of Lincoln's birth the solid marble, neoclassical monument houses the symbolic cabin of Lincoln's birth.

There's Only One...Birthplace of Abraham Lincoln.    Built at the location of Lincoln's birth the solid marble, neoclassical monument houses the symbolic cabin of Lincoln's birth. Be sure to see the audiovisual presentation in the Visitor Center and the Sinking Spring where the Lincoln's drew their water. Site now includes Abraham Lincoln Boyhood Home at Knob Creek.

There's Only One...Birthplace of Abraham Lincoln. Built at the location of Lincoln's birth the solid marble, neoclassical monument houses the symbolic cabin of Lincoln's birth. Be sure to see the audiovisual presentation in the Visitor Center and the Sinking Spring where the Lincoln's drew their water. Site now includes Abraham Lincoln Boyhood Home at Knob Creek.

President Abraham Lincoln poses with Tad in this undated photo. The photo was found in a family album belonging to Mrs. James Gaines of Philadelphia. Abraham Lincoln's youngest son, Thomas, nicknamed Tad, was known as a sensitive youngster. On Christmas 1864, Tad, then 10, took the spirit of the season to heart and invited some street urchins into the White House for a meal. The cooks refused to feed the kids until Tad took up the issue with the president, who ordered that the children be…

President Abraham Lincoln poses with Tad in this undated photo. The photo was found in a family album belonging to Mrs. James Gaines of Philadelphia. Abraham Lincoln's youngest son, Thomas, nicknamed Tad, was known as a sensitive youngster. On Christmas 1864, Tad, then 10, took the spirit of the season to heart and invited some street urchins into the White House for a meal. The cooks refused to feed the kids until Tad took up the issue with the president, who ordered that the children be…

Abraham Lincoln’s cats included Tabby and Dixie. The president also brought a few strays into the White House.

Abraham Lincoln’s cats included Tabby and Dixie. The president also brought a few strays into the White House.

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