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"My earliest recollection is of the Knob Creek place," Lincoln said of his boyhood home, a log cabin in Kentucky. The 30-acre farm is now a historic site.

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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

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ca. 1858, “Yours Truly, A. Lincoln”, [Portrait of a beardless Abraham Lincoln, probably taken in Peoria, Illinois], Roderick M. Cole

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Abraham Lincoln's Mother: ~ Lincoln's Birthplace, Hodgenville, Kentucky - (Travel Photos by Galen R Frysinger, Sheboygan, Wisconsin)

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