President Bush Expected at Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Kick-Off Feb. 12th at Birthplace Cabin in Hodgenville, KY
...But Few Know That This Most Famous Log Cabin in U.S. History Nearly Became the Newborn Lincoln’s Tomb
Hodgenville, KY (January 9) – President George W. Bush is expected to join thousands of other visitors and dignitaries attending the opening ceremonies of the Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial at the Lincoln Birthplace National Historic Site in Hodgenville on February 12th. But what most of those visitors probably won’t realize is that this most famous log cabin in U. S. history almost became Lincoln’s tomb on the very day he was born.
The little known story of that harrowing day 199 years ago has been preserved in a special Bicentennial audio program, “The Day Abraham Lincoln Was Born", which can now be heard at http://www.LincolnSpeaks.com
“The Day Abraham Lincoln Was Born” recounts how a neighbor, lost in a rare Kentucky blizzard, sought shelter in the Lincoln cabin that day - only to find no fire, no wood, no food, and no supplies in the cabin – and Nancy Lincoln lying half frozen on a straw cot, desperately clutching her almost lifeless newborn baby boy.
The audio, commissioned by Hodgenville gallery owner Jim Erskine, preserves an almost forgotten chapter in the life of Lincoln for a new generation of Americans.
“The hardships and primitive conditions that the Lincolns and many other Kentucky pioneer families faced is almost impossible for us to comprehend today”, Erskine said. “The story of Lincoln’s birth reminds us of how truly remarkable his life was, to have risen from such harsh and humble beginnings to become the most revered President the United States ever had.”
To listen to the audio online and learn more about the two-year Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Celebration which begins February 12th, visit http://www.LincolnSpeaks.com
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