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

“Five Tents”

 
 
“Five Tents” Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 1, 2011
1. “Five Tents” Marker
Inscription. The first permanent structure was actually built around five wooden floored tents. The roof, partitions, fireplace, porch, windows, and doors were then constructed until nothing remained of the original tents except the name. Herbert Hoover, Jr. began his long convalescence here from a serious illness. Five Tents was located several hundred yards upstream from this point.
(See map of camp area)

 
Erected by National Park Service.
 
Location. 38° 29.466′ N, 78° 25.242′ W. Marker is in Stanley, Virginia, in Page County. Marker can be reached from Rapidan Road, on the right 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. Camp Hoover (within shouting distance of this marker); "Here is peace and quietude" (within shouting distance of this marker); Rapidan Camp (within shouting distance of this marker); The Creel (within shouting distance of this marker); Town Hall on Town Hall
“Five Tents” Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 1, 2011
2. “Five Tents” Marker
(within shouting distance of this marker); Town Hall (within shouting distance of this marker); The Mess Hall (within shouting distance of this marker); Famous Town Hall Visitors (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 final structure called "Five Tents" 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.) 
 
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“Five Tents” Fireplace image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 1, 2011
3. “Five Tents” Fireplace
This fireplace is the only remains of the Five Tents stucture.
“Five Tents” Steps image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 1, 2011
4. “Five Tents” Steps
These stone steps were at the entrance of the Five Tents structure.
 
 
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 342 times since then and 13 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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