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

Birthplace Cottage

 
 
Birthplace Cottage Marker image. Click for full size.
By Connor Olson, July 26, 2020
1. Birthplace Cottage Marker
Inscription.   This cottage where I was born is physical proof of the unbounded opportunity of American life. In no other land could a boy from a country village, without inheritance or influential friends, look forward with unbounded hope.
Herbert Hoover

Photo captions:
Herbert Hoover ca. 1875
President and Mrs. Hoover purchased and restored the cottage in the 1930s.

 
Erected by National Park Service, U.S. Department of interior.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Buildings.
 
Location. 41° 40.216′ N, 91° 20.806′ W. Marker is in West Branch, Iowa, in Cedar County. Marker is at the intersection of South Downey Street and Penn Street, on the left when traveling north on South Downey Street. Marker is located at the Herbert Hoover National Historic Site. 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. Herbert Hoover (a few steps from this marker); From Downey Street to Pennsylvania Avenue (a few steps from this marker); Forging Character

Hoover Cottage image. Click for full size.
By Connor Olson, July 26, 2020
2. Hoover Cottage
(within shouting distance of this marker); C.E. Smith House (within shouting distance of this marker); A World of Opportunity (within shouting distance of this marker); Helping War Victims (within shouting distance of this marker); Birthplace of Herbert Hoover (within shouting distance of this marker); Varney House (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in West Branch.
 
More about this marker. Replaced marker # 48310.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 17, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 15, 2020, by Connor Olson of Lemmon, South Dakota. This page has been viewed 35 times since then and 6 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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