Few people know this, but the trenches of World War I can be found – at least temporarily — near Herbert Hoover’s outhouse, right off interstate 80 in West Branch, Iowa. 3,171 more words
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On Dupont Circle by James Srodes centers around the Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt, and what became a circle of influential friends. Washington’s Dupont Circle neighborhood became the gathering place for young politically-minded progressives with the election President Woodrow Wilson – the great hope of the progressive movement. 873 more words
Herbert Hoover became the bogey man of the Great Depression of the 1930s, but he had much prior success before he got dragged through the mud of the Depression. 441 more words
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On Good Friday 1927 after months of rain, the levee on the Mississippi near Greenville, Mississippi, collapsed, causing a gigantic flood that swamped 27,000 square acres of land in the Delta, made many people homeless, and killed an untold number of people. 356 more words