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Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Bicentennial: Checking in on Hodgenville

Near Hodgenville, Kentucky, is the birthplace of Abraham Lincoln. And Hodgenville is the place where the bicentennial festivities will begin in less than a year. They're getting ready.

Construction crews in Hodgenville have begun work to create a roundabout in the downtown to ease traffic woes. The project also will replace deteriorating sidewalks, get rid of overhead electric and telephone lines, add early American-style street lamps and create an area for visitors to use to photograph statues of Lincoln. (AP: Town prepares for Lincoln bicentennial.)

Good job. The work is to be finished by October 14, 2007. They're expecting a million visitors for the bicentennial events. According to Wikipedia, the population of Hodgenville as of the last census was just under 3,000. I wonder how many visitors they get when it's not the bicentennial.

Posted by Marie at March 13, 2007 9:34 PM