Abraham Lincoln was very much a product of his environment. He lived in Indiana for 14 years, from the age of 7 to 21. During that time he grew physically and mentally. With his hands and his back, he helped carve a farm and home out of the wilderness. With his mind, he had begun to explore the world of books and knowledge. He had experienced adventure and 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.