14th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest The American Experience
Lincoln Log Cabin in Lerna, Coles Co., IL

This accurate reproduction of the Lincolns' two-room log cabin was the 19th century home of Thomas and Sarah Bush Lincoln, father and step-mother of our 16th president. It's located on 86-acre historic site 8 miles south of Charleston, IL. Although Abraham Lincoln had begun his career as a lawyer in Springfield, during the 1840s he would visit them here frequently.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 08.2016
Date Uploaded: 12.2016
Photo Location: Lerna, Illinois, United States of America
Copyright: © Tatyana Mccoy