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    Herbert Hoover

    National Historic Site Iowa

Lecture Series on Geology of the National Parks Continues With Presentation on Yellowstone

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Date: April 8, 2014
Contact: Herbert Hoover National Historic Site, (319) 643-2541

WEST BRANCH, IOWA— Dr. Richard Baker continues his series of lectures about geology in our national parks with a presentation on Yellowstone. Dr. Baker is a professor emeritus in the Geoscience Department at University of Iowa. He completed his doctorate research at Yellowstone National Park. He has traveled to many of our national parks and has taught a course on them at the University of Iowa. The lecture is free and last about one hour. It begins at the visitor center of Herbert Hoover National Historic Site at 2:00 p.m. on April 19.

The lecture series is offered in recognition of President Herbert Hoover's interests in geology and conservation.

Herbert Hoover National Historic Site and the Herbert Hoover Presidential Library and Museum are in West Branch, Iowa at exit 254 off I-80. Both are open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Central Time. For more information go online at www.nps.gov/heho or call (319) 643-2541.

Did You Know?

Rows of wooden pupils' desks.

The West Branch Schoolhouse was built in 1853 making it the oldest building at Herbert Hoover National Historic Site. The town's Quakers also used the one-room building as their first meetinghouse. More...