Herbert Hoover Presidential Library and Museum
Lou Henry Hoover
Herbert Hoover's journey along what he called the "slippery road of public life" was not traveled alone. At his side was his wife, Lou. Learn more »
Jesse Hoover, father of the future president, earned a living in his blacksmith shop and later opened a farm implement business. The new shop was the first in town to manufacture barbed wire. Learn more »
Did You Know?
General Land Office surveyors who first came to Iowa commented that the territory was fit only for waterfowl. Eighty-five percent of Iowa used to be soggy tallgrass prairie. More...