The Other Lincoln Family Home

It’s a far cry from a log cabin

 

“Squirming & crawling about from place to place can do no good,” Abraham Lincoln once lectured a ne’er-do-well stepbrother ambitious to leave the family’s log cabin for greener pastures. Yet 10 years later, as President-elect, Lincoln admitted: “I hold the value of life is to improve one’s condition.”

Hildene’s gardens stretch deep and rich from the rear of the mansion.
 
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