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Years of Adventure!

Herbert Hoover’s extraordinary life began simply in 1874 as the second son born to a Quaker family in West Branch, Iowa. The Hoover family lived in a small cottage by the Wapsinonoc Creek when Bert was born on August 10th — or was it August 11th? No one will ever know for sure because everyone present […]

Play Ball!

Baseball season is here! It is a long-standing tradition of American baseball to have the President of the United States throw out the first ball. President William Howard Taft started the American tradition in 1910 at Griffith Stadium in Washington, D.C., by throwing the ceremonial first pitch on Opening Day. This photo shows an enthusiastic […]

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