Where Lincoln Lived
When the Lincolns settled in this area, it wasn't called Lincoln City. Instead, the settlement was named the Little Pigeon Creek Community, which got its name for the many passenger pigeons that lived in the southern Indiana woods. Those pigeons are now extinct, which means they no longer exist. Today there are laws against killing birds or animals in most National Parks. These laws protect endangered species which might be living within park boundaries, and hopefully help to keep other species from becoming extinct like the passenger pigeons.
One of the Great Pigeon roosts!
Did You Know?
Much of the early development of the park was done in the 1930s by members of the Civilian Conservation Corps.One of its most notable accomplishments was the excavation of the Lincoln cabin hearthstones.Pictures of the stones and articles on the discovery appeared in numerous newspapers in 1934.