Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial – Lincoln City IN

Description

The Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial in Lincoln City, Indiana preserves the farm site on which Abraham Lincoln grew up. In the 1930s, the CCC aided in the restoration and development of the site:

“In 1934, a Civilian Conservation Corps crew (a federal program during the Great Depression, also called the CCC) located and excavated the historic hearthstones. The CCC constructed a stone wall and landscaped the grounds. The bronze casting was finally placed on the site in July of 1935. This casting completed the first phase of the memorial’s development.”   (http://www.nps.gov/nr/twhp)

In addition, “After removing the structures from the memorial land, the state fenced the memorial park’s boundaries, regraded the streets and alleys and the old entrance road, and planted 22,441 native trees and 15,218 native shrubs with the assistance of Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) labor.”   (http://www.nps.gov/parkhistory)

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Location Info


3027 E S St.
Lincoln City, IN 47552

Coordinates: 38.113510, -86.996991

One comment on “Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial – Lincoln City IN

  1. Jim Brokamp

    Would this work have been done by the group known as: Lincoln City Veterans C.C.C. Company 1543?

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