Saturday, October 17, 2020

Two First Ladies Visit Hodgenville, Kentucky, Abraham Lincoln's Birthplace National Historic Site.

At least two first ladies have visited Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historical Park, in Hodgenville, Kentucky.
President and Mrs. Theodore Roosevelt, well-known Lincoln admirers, attended the cornerstone dedication for the Memorial Building on the centennial of Lincoln's birth. Eight thousand people watched President Roosevelt laid the cornerstone, then made a speech on February 12, 1909.

President William Howard Taft dedicated the completed building on November 9, 1911. 
The National Park was established in 1916.
Edith Roosevelt, Hodgenville, Kentucky, February 12, 1909
Laura Bush, Hodgenville, Kentucky, November 18, 2008.
Compiled by Neil Gale, Ph.D.

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