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    Lincoln Boyhood

    National Memorial Indiana

"There I Grew Up..."  A. Lincoln

Abraham Lincoln spent fourteen years of his life and grew from youth into manhood (1816-1830) on this southern Indiana soil.  Many of the character traits and moral values that made Abraham one of the world's most respected leaders were formed and nurtured here. 

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Robert Todd Lincoln

In 1900, Robert Todd Lincoln gave $1000 for the care of his grandmother’s grave. This stimulated the Spencer County to appropriate $800 for the purchase of 16 acres surrounding the gravesite. This eventually led to the establishment of Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial.