Abraham Lincoln Birthplace is just a small part of the public lands that make up America's wildflower gardens. Plants and plant communities are critically important to humans and their environment. The many roles that they play range from subtle to obvious. The wildflowers of this area have great aesthetic value. Wildflowers beautify our world. They provide food for animals and like other plants that dot the hillsides they protect the soil from rain damage by holding the soil in place with their root systems. Like any treasure, they must be protected for all to enjoy.
You can be a steward of these resources by:
Examples of the flowers you might see at Abraham Lincoln Birthplace and The Boyhood Home at Knob Creek:
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Did You Know?
The Memorial Building was completed in 1911. Design work on the building started in 1907. President William Howard Taft gave the dedication address on November 9, 1911. He was also a member of the Lincoln Farm Association Board of Trustees.