Jeremy Mouat is a historian living in western Canada, where he is chair of the department of Social Sciences at the University of Alberta’s Augustana Campus, in Camrose, Alberta. Although originally from British Columbia, his career as a historian began in New Zealand, where he did a BA by correspondence while working as a heavy equipment operator. He later returned to Canada, and in 1988 completed his Ph.D. at the University of British Columbia. His research interests are chiefly in mining history and the history of technology, and he has been interested in Herbert Hoover’s career as a mining engineer.
Herbert Hoover in Oregon
Herbert Hoover, the thirty-first president of the United States, spent six years in Oregon as a boy. He moved to the state in 1885, a year after his mother’s death had left him, his brother, and his sister orphans. Hoover moved to Newberg to live with his uncle John Minthorn …