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Lincoln Log Cabin State Historic Site  

Fox Ridge State Park | Cities of Charleston and Mattoon





Oxen Paul and Silas and interpreters in front of the Lincoln cabin. These interpreters portray members of the Lincoln family and neighbors on a daily basis during the summer months, doing daily activities common to an 1840s farm and talking to visitors in a period dialect.






Harvesting the wheat at the Sargent farm using hand scythes. 1840s varieties of crops and livestock are utilized at the site.






Squire and Tidly Hall ride in a carriage pulled by Becky the horse near the Lincoln cabin.






An interpreter demonstrates winnowing of wheat (which allows the wind to separate the chaff from the grain) to a group of school children.






Open hearth cooking at the Sargent kitchen includes baking chinkens in the "tin oven."






Site oxen Paul and Silas pull a wagon load of youngin's near the Lincoln cabin.






Interpreters on the front porch of the Stephen Sargent farm, a second 1840s living history farm that has been moved to the site.







Site oxen Paul and Silas pull a farm wagon on the Sargent farm.






Washing and sorting wool at the annual Sheep to Clothing event held the first weekend in May.






An 1840s noon meal is prepared at the Lincoln cabin each day during the summer months. Interpreters are shown here at the dinner table behind the cabin.






Mary Talbot demonstrates weaving and her husband Tim demonstrates period wood working at the annual Harvest Frolic and Trades Fair.







Oxen Paul and Silas pull a farm wagon in front of the Lincoln barn.


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