Abraham Lincoln's childhood home (Lincoln log cabin in Lincoln Museum) on display at the 1904 World's Fair.

Abraham Lincoln's childhood home (Lincoln log cabin in Lincoln Museum) on display at the 1904 World's Fair.

Log cabin at Knob Creek, Kentucky. Abraham Lincoln's boyhood home. He never forgot the time he fell in the swollen Knob Creek while playing on a foot log near his home. Had it not been for Austin Gollaher, a friend and school mate, Abraham would probably have drowned. Austin, with a keen sense of pioneer knowledge, grabbed a long tree limb from the bank and held it out like a strong arm to the struggling Lincoln. Abraham spoke of the incident after he became President

Log cabin at Knob Creek, Kentucky. Abraham Lincoln's boyhood home. He never forgot the time he fell in the swollen Knob Creek while playing on a foot log near his home. Had it not been for Austin Gollaher, a friend and school mate, Abraham would probably have drowned. Austin, with a keen sense of pioneer knowledge, grabbed a long tree limb from the bank and held it out like a strong arm to the struggling Lincoln. Abraham spoke of the incident after he became President

Austin Gollaher, Abraham Lincoln's closest childhood friend, lived until 1898.

Austin Gollaher, Abraham Lincoln's closest childhood friend, lived until 1898.

Abraham Lincoln’s slippers will soon to be displayed at Lincoln’s Cottage in DC.

Abraham Lincoln’s slippers will soon to be displayed at Lincoln’s Cottage in DC.

"My earliest recollection is of the Knob Creek place," Lincoln said of his boyhood home, a log cabin in Kentucky. The 30-acre farm is now a historic site.

"My earliest recollection is of the Knob Creek place," Lincoln said of his boyhood home, a log cabin in Kentucky. The 30-acre farm is now a historic site.

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