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The Shows (Feature 1502.871)
Iowa's First, First Lady

Most Iowans can tell you that First Lady Mamie Eisenhower was born in Boone, Iowa, and can tell you that the only president born in Iowa, President Herbert Hoover, was born in West Branch. But ask who Iowa's other First Lady was and where was she born, and you'll likely only get a blank stare. This week Paul Berge takes a side road to Waterloo where he digs up the roots of Lou Henry who eventually became Lou Hoover, making her Iowa's first First Lady married to Iowa's first, and only president.

Iowa's First, First Lady
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links { Click here for more information concerning the Hoover Library in West Branch.