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Archive for August, 2011

Happy Birthday President Hoover!

Herbert Hoover was born on August 10, or was it August 11, 1874? We’ll never know for sure because nobody glanced at the clock. Was it a few minutes before midnight or a few minutes after? When Bert was old enough his father let him choose the date, and of course a young boy would […]

Memories from the Birthplace House #3

The following passage comes from MEMORANDA: Being a Statement by an Engineer, Theodore J. Hoover, 1939 Another visiting-place was Uncle Martin Marshall’s. He married my mother’s sister, Ellen. They lived west of the town, about half way to Iowa City. Their house was situated in a narrow belt of natural forest. It is interesting to […]