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West Branch in Cedar County, Iowa — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Herbert Hoover

 
 
Herbert Hoover Marker image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, June 15, 2011
1. Herbert Hoover Marker
Inscription. This site commemorates the life and accomplishments of Herbert Hover, 31st President (1929-1932). The first president born west of the Mississippi River. Hoover grew up in a tradition that deeply influenced his ideals and long life of public service. On a walking tour of the site you may visit the historic buildings associated with Hoover's childhood in West Branch, including the Birthplace Cottage, Blacksmith Shop, School House and Friends Meetinghouse. Exhibits at the Presidential Library museum depict Hoover's adult life and humanitarian works.

The visitor center, historic buildings and Presidential Library - Museum are open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. except Thanksgiving, December 25 and January 1. Entrance fees may be paid at the visitor center. The grounds and Gravesite are open until dusk. Audio stations are located throughout the site. Please have a safe visit.

Photo 1
Herbert Hoover was born in this two-room cottage August 10, 1874 to Jesse and Hulda Hoover.
Photo 2
Visit historic downtown West Branch where 16 buildings comprise a National Historic District celebrating the Golden Era of Agriculture.
Photo 3
On a quiet knoll overlooking the birthplace site are the graves of President and Mrs. Hoover.
Photo 4
Experience Iowa as it appeared prior to settlement in the 1850s.

Hoover Gravesite image. Click for full size.
By Bill Pfingsten, June 15, 2011
2. Hoover Gravesite
Trails wind through waving grasses and wildflowers in 76 acres of reconstructed tallgrass prairie.
 
Location. 41° 40.223′ N, 91° 20.802′ W. Marker is in West Branch, Iowa, in Cedar County. Marker is on North Downey Street. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: West Branch IA 52358, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Herbert Hoover's Birthplace (a few steps from this marker); The Hannah Varney House (a few steps from this marker); The C.E. Smith House (within shouting distance of this marker); A World of Opportunity (within shouting distance of this marker); The Dr. Leech House (within shouting distance of this marker); Birthplace of Herbert Hoover (within shouting distance of this marker); The Amanda Garvin Cottage (within shouting distance of this marker); Schoolhouse (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in West Branch.
 
Also see . . .
1. Herbert Hoover - National Park Service. (Submitted on October 14, 2011, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
2. Herbert Hoover Presidential Library and Museum. (Submitted on October 14, 2011, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
 
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Herbert Hoover & Lou Henry Hoover Graves image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, June 15, 2011
3. Herbert Hoover & Lou Henry Hoover Graves
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 680 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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