The Rockport Democrat, November 16, 1934

Article was typed as it was worded in the newspaper.


Spencer County People Donate Timber For Erecting Log Cabins At City Park,

To Pattern After Lincoln’s Home


The project of constructing Lincoln cabins in the city park seems an assured thing. George Honig, the sculptor that worked untiringly to accomplish this feature to the park and has a right to feel elated over the success which at last comes as his reward.

The city council has approved his plans and he has been pledged much help from individuals. The Emergency Relief Administration will provide the labor for the construction of the cabins. Local people have come forward with the material. Henry Hoch headed the list by donating a two-story log house on his farm. Doubtless there are others who have log cabins which they will be glad to donate to the cause. If so, they will please make the same know to Mr. Honig. Considerable timber has been donated from which to obtain logs for the cabins. Up to this time 50 acres have been donated, as follows: Rockport Brick & Tile Co., 5 acres; Mrs. Eva L Stevenson, 10 acres; Ed Weber of Chrisney, 10 acres; Wm. F. Payton, 18 acres; James C. Ellis of Owensboro 7 acres. Mr. Honig says he has very favorable prospects, being donated several more acres. What is needed now is three or four oak trees suitable for making boards for the roof. Any one having such and willing to donate same please report.

Approval by the government of the plans are awaited. As soon as this approval is obtained the work will be started. It is hoped to have at least half a dozen of the cabins built during the winter. The object of the project is to add an emphasis to the Lincoln setting of Spencer county, all of which in time will be made a shrine to the memory of this great American.