Today, February 12, is the anniversary of Abraham Lincoln’s birthday.
Abraham Lincoln is making a speech at the end of the civil war where is describing the Rebels as human beings like anyone else. An elderly woman, a staunch unionist abrades him for thinking kindly of his enemies when he should be thinking of destroying them. Lincoln answered her, “Madam, do I not destroy my enemies when I make them my friends?”
This Lincoln Bi-Centennial project, “Lincoln’s Logs,” sponsored by the Olive Hill Historical Society is something that transpired over the course of 2009. It was accomplished through donations and volunteer labor. Chris and I spent a good part of the year helping with its construction. That is Chris carrying the big log all by himself.
It was built as both a dedication to our sixteenth president and as a learning experience. Participation involved from age seven and up. The cabin stands permanently at Carter Caves State Park. The dedication ceremony was held on November 28th, 2009.
These are just a very few of the pictures taken during the course of the project. Please enjoy. I’m thankful that Chris and I were a part of the project, mainly because of the learning experience it provided for young people, and for us as well.