West Branch in Cedar County, Iowa — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
The Herbert Hoover Highway
Between 1914 and 1923, food relief programs administered by Herbert Hoover fed an estimated 318 million victims of war and drought in Europe and the Soviet Union. In 1928, five years after the Herbert Hoover Highway was established, Hoover was elected 31st President of the United States. The Herbert Hoover Highway passes through West Branch, Hoover's boyhood home and the site of the Herbert Hoover Presidential Library - Museum.
Location. 41° 40.282′ N, 91° 20.686′ W. Marker is in West Branch, Iowa, in Cedar County. Marker can be reached from East Main Street 0.1 miles east of South Downey Street, on the right when traveling east. 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. The Laban Miles House (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Birthplace of Herbert Hoover A World of Opportunity (about 500 feet away); The Dr. Leech House (about 500 feet away); The Hannah Varney House (about 600 feet away); a different marker also named A World of Opportunity (about 600 feet away); The Amanda Garvin Cottage (about 600 feet away); The C.E. Smith House (about 600 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in West Branch.
Also see . . .
1. Herbert Clark Hoover at FindAGrave.com. (Submitted on August 9, 2014, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
2. Herbert Hoover at Whitehouse.gov. (Submitted on August 9, 2014, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
Categories. • Politics • War, World I •
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