“Future Secretary of Commerce and future President of the United States Herbert Hoover purchased a major share of 1,213 acres of farmland three miles south of Wasco off of Kimberlina Road and Root Avenue in November of 1920.  The farm was actually a large agricultural operation that was never very profitable, and became something of a political liability when Hoover became President due to its poor maintenance.”

–From San Joaquin Power Magazine, Volume 5, 1923






Photographs and back of photo descriptions, from the Hoover Library at the National Archives.