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

Laban Miles House

 
 
Laban Miles House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Connor Olson, July 26, 2020
1. Laban Miles House Marker
Inscription.  This was the home of Herbert Hoover's aunt and uncle, Agnes and Laban Miles, before they moved in 1878 to Oklahoma Territory. Laban served as agent on the Osage and Kaw Indian Reservation. Hoover, age eight, stayed with them for several months after his father died.

Picture caption:
After the Mileses moved, Dr. L. J. Leech's family (shown) lived here for 36 years.

 
Erected by National Park Service, US Department of the Interior.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Settlements & Settlers.
 
Location. 41° 40.255′ N, 91° 20.791′ W. Marker is in West Branch, Iowa, in Cedar County. Marker is at the intersection of South Downey Street and Wetherell Street, on the left when traveling south on South Downey Street. Mounted on a fence post in front of the house. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: West Branch IA 52358, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A President's Rural Roots (here, next to this marker); Explore Historic Downtown (a few steps from this marker); Garvin House

Laban Miles House image. Click for full size.
By Connor Olson, July 26, 2020
2. Laban Miles House
(a few steps from this marker); A World of Opportunity (a few steps from this marker); Leech House (a few steps from this marker); Varney House (a few steps from this marker); C.E. Smith House (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named A World of Opportunity (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in West Branch.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 18, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 14, 2020, by Connor Olson of Lemmon, South Dakota. This page has been viewed 25 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 15, 2020, by Connor Olson of Lemmon, South Dakota. • Mark Hilton was the editor who published this page.
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