Time to have cushaw squash weighed

LINCOLN CITY — For the past several years, Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial has been engaged in a project to perpetuate the Lincoln cushaw squash — a variety that is known to have been grown by Thomas Lincoln in Indiana.

Lincoln Boyhood also has encouraged the public to participate by taking seeds and planting their own squash. On Saturday, Oct. 14, everyone who has done so will have an opportunity to bring in their ripened squash to the living historical farm and to participate in a contest to see who has the largest.

Entries can be brought to the park, beginning at 11 a.m. Park staff and volunteers also will explain the variety of ways cushaw can be prepared and propagated. The event will highlight those individuals who have been a vital part of the effort to preserve this important living link to the Indiana Lincoln story.

Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial is located off of State Road 162 in Lincoln City. For more information, call the park at 812-937-4541.

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