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Dr. Hoover's Reducer

Cartoon depicting Herbert Hoover’s role in fighting unemployment, 1921. The medicine largely consists of local communities to deal with their local employment problems.

Herbert Hoover Museum – Part 2

When the U.S. entered World War I in 1917, president Woodrow Wilson appointed Hoover to run the U.S. Food Administration. Again, Hoover refused to take a salary—he wanted to be a volunteer among volunteers. 782 more words

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Herbert Hoover Museum - Part 1

Continuing across the miles of Iowa highway, I passed a sign for a town called What Cheer. That made me smile. Town names can be so evocative of hopes and expectations, as well as of local histories. 635 more words

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Humming the hum-drum

Humming again. For the past few weeks I have been catching myself, mostly subconsciously humming The Good Ship Lollypop. Humming a tune from a mid-1930s movie starring the curly headed Shirley Temple. 169 more words

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Telephone Installed in Oval Office

By History.com

1929

On this day in 1929, President Herbert Hoover has a phone installed at his desk in the Oval Office of the White House. 91 more words

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