57. Rotunda

Herbert Hoover once said that "no greater honor can come to an American than to have a public school named for him." The quilt above was made by Joyce Harken of Mount Vernon, Iowa, using 31 sweatshirts from 30 different Herbert Hoover schools located in 13 states across the country. 

Column 1: West Branch, IA; New Berlin, WI; Salem, OR; Yakima, WA; Medford, OR

Column 2: Indialantic, FL; Fresno, CA; North Mankato, MN; Davenport, IA; Redwood City, CA; Mt. Lebanon, PA; Tulsa, OK

Column 3: Salem, OR; Livonia, MI; Des Moines, IA; Wayne, MI; Bergenfield, NJ; Oakland, CA; Cedar Rapids, IA

Column 4: Rochester, MN; Toledo, IA; Schaumburg, IL; Neenah, WI; San Francisco, CA; Camp Hill, PA; Sioux City, IA

Column 5: Harrisburg, PA; Mason City, IA; Corvallis, OR; Hazel Park, MI; Clendenin, WV

Column 1: Calumet City, IL; Coon Rapids, MN; Santa Anna, CA; Enid, OK; Lincoln Park, MI

Column 2: Lakewood, CA; Bettendorf, IA; Bartlesville, OK; Lawton, OK; San Jose, CA

Column 3: Glendale, CA; Merced, CA; Council Bluffs, CA; Kenmore, NY; Stockton, CA; Edison, NJ; Melrose, MA; Dubuque, IA; Waterloo, IA

Column 4: Iowa City, IA; Oklahoma City, OK; Palo Alto, CA; Kenmore, NY; Albuquerque, NM

Column 5: Langhorne, PA; Rockville, MD; Indio, CA; San Diego, CA; Los Angeles, CA

The World of Herbert Hoover 

"Being a politician is a poor profession," Herbert Hoover wrote to a youngster seeking career advice. "Being a public servant is a noble one." For fifty years, Hoover devoted himself to international service. This world map suggests the scope of his activities. Inserted in the floor are fifty seven brass sheaves of wheat - one in every nation where Hoover conducted relief efforts. 
"I have had every honor to which any man could aspire. There is no place on the whole earth except here in America where all the sons of man have this chance in life...Here alone are the open windows through which pours the sunlight of the human spirit. Here alone is human dignity not a dream, but an accomplishment. Perhaps it is not perfect, but it is more full in realization here than any other place in the world."