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Stanley in Page County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Recreational Pursuits

 
 
Recreational Pursuits Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 1, 2011
1. Recreational Pursuits Marker
Inscription. Trout fishing was the chief pastime at the camp. Other diversions were horseback riding, horseshoe pitching, hiking and working puzzles. Above, is the recreation area adjacent to Town Hall. Below, Richey and Boone work on a jig-saw puzzle.
 
Erected by National Park Service.
 
Location. 38° 29.433′ N, 78° 25.203′ W. Marker is in Stanley, Virginia, in Page County. Marker can be reached from Rapidan Road, on the left when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is located at Rapidan Camp in Shenandoah National Park, at the end the Rapidan Fire Road. Marker is in this post office area: Stanley VA 22851, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Famous Town Hall Visitors (a few steps from this marker); The Prime Ministerís Cabin (a few steps from this marker); Town Hall (a few steps from this marker); Mountain Streams in the Camp (a few steps from this marker); Town Hall on Town Hall (a few steps from this marker); A Rather Biggish Establishment (within shouting distance of this marker); The Mess Hall (within shouting distance of this marker); Outdoor Fireplace (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Stanley.
 
More about this marker.
Marker at Rapidpan Camp image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 1, 2011
2. Marker at Rapidpan Camp
The Recreational Pursuits marker is located in the Rapidan Camp, where President Herbert Hoover had his summer White House.
Photographs on the marker depict the Rapidan Campís recreation area and two of President Hooverís Chief Aids doing a puzzle.
 
Also see . . .
1. President Herbert and Lou Henry Hoover's Rapidan Camp. National Park Service website. (Submitted on August 5, 2011, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 

2. Biography of Herbert Hoover. The White House website. (Submitted on August 5, 2011, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 

3. Film of Herbert Hoover fishing. (Submitted on July 1, 2013, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
 
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Recreational Pursuits Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 1, 2011
3. Recreational Pursuits Marker
Richey and Boone depicted on the marker were two of President Hooverís Chief Aids. Larry Richey was Hoover's personal “secretary” and Joel T. Boone, Jr. was the Presidentís personal physician. Both men lived in the Creel Cabin, which still stands at Rapidan Camp.
Recreational Pursuits Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 1, 2011
4. Recreational Pursuits Marker
The Recreational Pursuits marker is seen here in the right foreground. The Prime Minister's Cabin, which was occupied by British PM Ramsey McDonald, is visible in the background.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 290 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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