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he Forbes clan, ancestors of John Forbes Kerry, grew so rich importing objects from China that the family homestead now is a museum of Asian art, beginning with the pair of lions flanking the doorway to ward off evil spirits. The 19th-century Greek Revival-style mansion is impeccably preserved, right down to the four-story lighthouse-style staircase, deep tin bathtub nestled in a wooden base, bells pulled to summon servants, and other architectural eccentricities. But the greatest eccentricity of all is the exact replica of the Hodgenville, Kentucky, log cabin where Abraham Lincoln was born, built by a Forbes descendant who admired Lincoln.
Just as Forbes did all of those years ago, more people across the country like the idea of having their own log cabin built that they can use as their family home once construction has been completed. Cabins such as the mountaineer cabin may be a popular choice for people who want to find and enjoy a new place in which they can relax. Deciding how they want their cabin to be built can give them freedom and can add any features they want to be able to make it their own. Forbes decided to replicate his log cabin to the one which was the birthplace of Abraham Lincoln.
The original name of the Massachusetts town of Ashland was Unionville, after the Kentucky estate of U.S. senator and secretary of state Henry Clay.
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