An author, songwriter and poet, Carl Sandburg wrote about the hopes, dreams, struggles and triumphs of everyday Americans. He won two Pulitzer Prizes, one for a biography of Abraham Lincoln and the other for a collection of his poems. The son of Swedish immigrants, he spent his life exploring and defining what it means to be an American. He revered the working class, which he considered to be the backbone of the nation. Sandburg's home, named Connemara by a previous owner, sits on 264 lush acres, criss-crossed by five miles of trails, and still inhabited by three breeds of goats favored by Mrs. Sandburg. Visit Connemara to learn more about Sandburg’s writing and drink in the quietude of western North Carolina.
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Report Center for State of the Parks: Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site Recognizing Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site’s significance to our shared national heritage and literary tradition, NPCA’s Center for State of the Parks conducted an assessment to determine the condition of the cultural and natural resources protected within the park.