Herbert Hoover's Birthplace






 "Herbert Hoover Birthplace - Downey and Penn Streets, West Branch, Iowa, mining engineer, humanitarian, statesman, and 31st President of US, born August 10, 1874 in a simple two-room cottage in West Branch, Iowa. His Quaker family had helped settle the town, and their principles of honesty, hard work, simplicity, and generosity guided Hoover throughout his life of service to the nation and the world."

I have always loved learning about different US Presidents. Didn't know much about HH, but I did learn a bit more than before after this visit. It was a great walking community, we did notice a local man ...not sure what caught my attention, but he walked into a local restaurant and that is where we got take out from. I know a lot of folks have not been traveling ...in Sept 2020, I think that is when this trip was, the hubby would wear his mask, get take out and we would usually go find a park, parking lot with a great view and get to eating. It works, not ideal but you do what you gotta do in a pinch. We have a Casita that is our home base where ever we stop in a campground, so not much contact with others unless we are getting food. (Be it at a fast food place, grocery store, or gasoline stop off.) Thanks, for stopping by today. Hope you are well. Take Care. Beth ( ; 

Comments

This N That said…
Things were certainly small back in those days..It looks like a "she Shed"..Cute
Ruth Hiebert said…
I'm glad I have a more comfy bed than that.
Jenn Jilks said…
A lovely post.
Crikey, I meant to write spot!
The house looks like those selling for $1 million in Toronto! Homes are out of sight.
Linda said…
Have you been to Hoover's summer camp in Shenandoah National Park? It's interesting. Hoover is often maligned for failing to stop the Great Depression, but he was an interesting person. He and his wife were both geologists when younger. She sounded like a woman ahead of her time.
William Kendall said…
Small and humble, but such birthplaces often are.

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