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.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Government & Politics • War, World I. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #31 Herbert Hoover series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1923.
Location. 41° 40.282′ N, 91° 20.686′ W. Marker is in West BranchTouch 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. Laban Miles House (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Birthplace of Herbert Hoover (about 500 feet away); A President's Rural Roots (about 500 feet away); Explore Historic Downtown (about 500 feet away); A World of Opportunity (about 500 feet away); Leech House (about 500 feet away); Varney House (about 500 feet away); a different marker also named A World of Opportunity (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in West Branch.
Also see . . . Herbert Clark Hoover at FindAGrave.com. (Submitted on August 9, 2014, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
Credits. This page was last revised on November 16, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 9, 2014, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 526 times since then and 35 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on August 9, 2014, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. 3. submitted on August 30, 2015, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.