Graves of Hoover’s Parents

Revisiting a classic post. Do you know where Herbert Hoover’s parents are buried?

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Graves of Hoover's Parents 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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Sarah S. Uthoff is a nationally known Laura Ingalls Wilder authority and has presented at five of the Wilder homesites, many times at the Herbert Hoover Presidential Library and Museum, many conferences and numerous libraries, museums, and events around the Midwest. She is the main force behind Trundlebed Tales fighting to bring the History, Mystery, Magic, and Imagination of Laura Ingalls Wilder and other greats of children’s literature and history to life for a new generation. How can you help? Attend one of her programs, schedule one yourself, watch her videos, listen to her podcast, look at her photos, and find her on Facebook , Twitter , Google+, LinkedIn , SlideShare, and . Professionally she is a reference librarian at Kirkwood Community College and former director of the Oxford (Iowa) Public Library.

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