Category Archives: Mildred Hoover

Josiah Parker Ames: Miramar Beach could have been named after him

Josiah Parker Ames By June Morrall The few clusters of Americans scattered in the bureaucratically named Department of California felt threatened on the brink of the U.S. war with Mexico in 1846. The settlers smelled invasion in the air. But … Continue reading

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Early South Coast Conservationist: Theodore Hoover (11)

The Hoovers spent many happy years at Rancho del Oso, south of Pescadero. When Mildred died in 1940, Theodore was grief-stricken but found solace in the memory of the Taj Mahal he had visited decades earlier. He recalled that this … Continue reading

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Early South Coast Conservationist: Theodore Hoover (10)

Theodore “Tad” Hoover was an early conservationist–and an honorary Fish and Game warden, a job he took very seriously. In the 1930s, near full retirement, he was patrolling Waddell Creek on a Sunday, as was his custom, when he discovered … Continue reading

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Early South Coast Conservationist: Theodore Hoover (9)

Yes, the Pescaderan’s called Theodore (“Tad”) Hoover, “Our Mr. Hoover.” One story that was told and retold–never failing to bring a smile–probably took place in 1935 when former President Herbert Hoover attended a barbecue with Stanford faculty and students at … Continue reading

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Early South Coast Conservationist: Theodore Hoover (8)

Mildred and Theodore (“Tad”) wanted to move in full time to their house at Rancho del Oso but Stanford University and Palo Alto had too many claims on them. Theodore was still the dean of the School of Engineering and … Continue reading

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Early South Coast Conservationist: Theodore Hoover (7)

(to catch up, please see previous stories 1-6….Theodore and Mildred Hoover purchased property in the Waddell Canyon, south of Pescadero…Hoover was the dean of the Engineering School at Stanford, a conservationist and the older borther of the 31st president. Mildred … Continue reading

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Early South Coast Conservationist: Theodore Hoover (2)

In 1899, Mildred Brooke, a schoolteacher from Iowa, and Theodore, an engineering student at Stanford, also from Iowa, were to be wed in a Palo Alto church. Once the young couple had set the date, things moved quickly. The day … Continue reading

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Early South Coast Conservationist: Theodore Hoover (I)

“You have had a half-century of splendid companionship and have the memories of them: for forty years you have had the beautiful, modest, dark-eyed Mildred of Penn College as a treasure in your keeping: treasure these memories and recount them.” … Continue reading

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