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Stanley in Page County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Outdoor Fireplace

 
 
Outdoor Fireplace Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 1, 2011
1. Outdoor Fireplace Marker
Inscription. Presidential Aids who were stationed at the camp say that this fireplace was mainly used for outdoor photographs. When reporters and authors wanted pictures of the Chief Executive and his guests they were often posed here. Logs, used for benches, once surrounded the hearth. President Hoover and Prime Minister McDonald probably sat together on a log for a newspaper photograph. This probably gave rise to the story that these two world leaders disarmed the navies of the world while sitting on a log.
 
Erected by National Park Service.
 
Location. 38° 29.453′ N, 78° 25.185′ W. Marker is in Stanley, Virginia, in Page County. Marker can be reached from Rapidan Road, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is located at Rapidan Camp in Shenandoah National Park, at the end of Rapidan Road. Marker is in this post office area: Stanley VA 22851, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Mess Hall (a few steps from this marker); The Presidentís Quarters (within shouting distance of this marker); The Creel (within shouting distance of this marker); Famous Town Hall Visitors (within
Outdoor Fireplace Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 1, 2011
2. Outdoor Fireplace Marker
shouting distance of this marker); Town Hall (within shouting distance of this marker); Recreational Pursuits (within shouting distance of this marker); Town Hall on Town Hall (within shouting distance of this marker); The Prime Ministerís Cabin (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Stanley.
 
More about this marker. A photo of the fireplace appears at the bottom of the marker.
 
Also see . . .
1. President Herbert and Lou Henry Hoover's Rapidan Camp. National Park Service website. (Submitted on August 5, 2011, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 

2. Biography of Herbert Hoover. The White House website. (Submitted on August 5, 2011, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 
 
Categories. Government
 
Outdoor Fireplace image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 1, 2011
3. Outdoor Fireplace
Marker and Outdoor Fireplace at Rapidan Camp image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 1, 2011
4. Marker and Outdoor Fireplace at Rapidan Camp
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 5, 2011, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 321 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 5, 2011, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.
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