Lincoln Logs

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In the 1860s, Joel Ellis of Springfield Vermont designed a new toy called “Log Cabin Playhouse.” Ellis’ construction set utilized a system of interlocking logs that many children today might recognize.

Almost fifty years later, in 1916, John Lloyd Wright, son of Frank Lloyd Wright, immortalized this style of toy when he began marketing and selling his own version- which he called Lincoln Logs.

Released around the same time as Tinker Toys and Erector Sets, Lincoln Logs continued a long tradition of constructions toys. Today distributed by K’nex, Lincoln Logs continue to be enjoyed by generations of children.

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