Born in a two-room cottage, Herbert Hoover could have been any small town boy. Orphaned at age nine, he left West Branch, never to live here again. The landscape and buildings of the early years remain, however, to tell how family, faith, education, and hard work opened a world of opportunity— even the presidency of the United States— to a child of simple beginnings.
Early in his term on May 8, 1933 Harold Ickes, Secretary of the Interior changed the name of this huge dam back to "Hoover Dam" from the name "Boulder Dam". After 14 years congress felt compelled to pass a joint resolution to change the name back to "Hoover Dam" in honor of the United States 31st president. So the saying - The Dam So Nice They Named It Twice! :)
I captured these beautiful morning glories growing up the column on the back porch of Herbert Hoover's little birthplace. I thought it was just so pretty. If you ever get the change to visit here, you will enjoy it and learn more about our 31st President.