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

The Mess Hall

 
 
The Mess Hall Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 1, 2011
1. The Mess Hall Marker
Inscription. The photograph below shows one of several tables in the Mess Hall. Almost everyone ate their meals at the central dining room. This allowed more time for fishing and other outdoor recreation. The rug is of straw matting, in contrast to the Navajo rugs in the Presidentís Cabin.
 
Erected by National Park Service.
 
Location. 38° 29.456′ N, 78° 25.2′ 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 the Rapidan Fire 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 Creel (a few steps from this marker); Outdoor Fireplace (a few steps from this marker); Famous Town Hall Visitors (within shouting distance of this marker); Town Hall (within shouting distance of this marker); Town Hall on Town Hall (within shouting distance of this marker); Recreational Pursuits (within shouting distance of this marker); The Presidentís Quarters
Marker in Rapidan Camp image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 1, 2011
2. Marker in Rapidan Camp
President and Mrs. Hoover and their guests would take their meals in a structure that was located at this site.
(within shouting distance of this marker); Camp Hoover (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Stanley.
 
More about this marker. Photos of the exterior and interior of the Mess Hall appear on 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. Notable Places
 
Site of the Mess Hall image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 1, 2011
3. Site of the Mess Hall
The Mess Hall was located at this site, near the center of the 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 278 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 5, 2011, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.
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