Revisiting a classic post. Do you know where Herbert Hoover’s parents are buried?
Graves of Hoover’s Parents
I have been involved with the Herbert Hoover Presidential Library and the Herbert Hoover National Historic Site for some time. I even spent a couple of summers volunteering at the historic site. They are both located in West Branch, Iowa which was where Hoover was born and raised.
Herbert Hoover’s own grave and of that of Lou Henry his wife was central to the story we shared. Hoover had asked that he be buried on a hill overlooking the birthplace cottage. They set it up and actively seek to maintain a line of sight between the back porch of the birthplace cottage and the grave site and vice versa. Be sure you take the time to notice that if you visit West Branch.
As important as the Hoover graves are to the story we tell, I’m surprised to say it never occurred to me to think…
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