West Branch in Cedar County, Iowa — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
A World of Opportunity
Herbert Hoover National Historic Site
“It was here that I was given that tender care of mind and body, those first steps in education, that knowledge of poverty and struggle for family betterment which contribute to understanding of American life.”
President Herbert Hoover
Herbert Hoover National Historic Site commemorates the life and accomplishments of Herbert Hoover, the 31st U.S. president. Born in the village of West Branch, Iowa, to a family of modest means, Hoover believed in the “unbounded opportunity of American life.”
Explore Herbert Hoover National Historic Site, and discover how family, faith, education, and hard work opened a world of opportunity – even the presidency – to a man of simple beginnings.
Location. 41° 40.143′ N, 91° 20.848′ W. Marker is in West Branch, Iowa, in Cedar County. Marker can be reached from S Downey Street, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is located in front of the Herbert Hoover Library Museum. Marker is in this post office area: West Branch IA 52358, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. To Herbert Hoover (within shouting distance of this marker); Hoover Home (about 300 feet away, measured in Friends Meetinghouse (about 300 feet away); Herbert Hoover's Birthplace (about 500 feet away); Schoolhouse (about 500 feet away); Herbert Hoover (about 500 feet away); The Hannah Varney House (about 600 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.
More about this marker. A map of Herbert Hoover National Historic Site appears on the right of the marker and shows the location of the marker and other buildings at the site. It has a caption of “Start your visit at the visitor center to see exhibits and a brief film on Hoover’s childhood. Enjoy the self-guided audio tour of the site and its historic buildings. Visit nearby Birthplace Cottage, Blacksmith Shop, Schoolhouse, and Friends Meetinghouse.”
A photograph at the bottom left of the marker includes a caption of “Herbert Hoover arriving at the dedication ceremony for the Herbert Hoover Presidential Library and Museum, 1962.”
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 26, 2015, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 209 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 26, 2015, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.