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    Lincoln Boyhood

    National Memorial Indiana

Stories

Young Abe Lincoln

Read the words of Abraham Lincoln and other pioneers and learn about the lives they led on the frontier.

Abraham Lincoln was very much a product of his environment. He lived in Indiana for 14 years, from the age of 7 to the age of 21. During that time he had grown physically and mentally. Which his hands and his back, he had helped carve a farm and home out of the wilderness. Which his mind, he had begun to explore the world of books and knowledge. He had experienced adventure and he had known deep personal loss. The death of his mother in 1818 and the death of his beloved sister, Sarah in 1828, left deep emotional scars. But all those experiences helped make him into the man that he became. Learn about the places that played such an important part in his growth and development.

Did You Know?

Flagpole at Lincoln Boyhood

The towering 120-foot tall flagpole was originally placed in the island in the center of the plaza and was formally dedicated on July 12, 1931. It was later moved to its present location in 1944.