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President Herbert Hoover

Pres. Herbert Hoover was a personal friend of Charles Segerstrom. He was a guest at Knowles Hill. They corresponded frequently and some of the original letters from Hoover to Segerstrom are still here. Hoover was a professional mining engineer and author, and became the 31st President in 1929. A strong believer in voluntarism vs. government coercion, he made a name for himself with his charitable work before the Presidency and he donated his entire Presidential salary to charity.

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The Herbert Hoover Room was known as the "Auntie's Room" when Knowles Hill was built in 1927. Carrie Segerstrom's beloved aunt lived with the family for many years, and when she became too elderly to join the family in the dining room, young Donald would spend the evening with her in this room relating the details of table conversation she had missed. This corner room shares a southern balcony with the Segerstrom Suite that towers three floors above the driveway below with stunning views to the West, South and East and of the rose gardens. From the four poster queen bed with black and gold damask fabrics and high thread count Egyptian cotton linens one can see all the way to Stockton Road where it leaves Sonora far in the distance.

Inside the Herbert Hoover Room

The adjacent bath dedicated to this room is finished with a beautiful pink and white mosaic marble floor and black and white damask fabrics. This second floor room for two has a cozy table and chair set, satellite TV and DVD player, free internet access, a walk-in closet with iron and ironing board and two plush bathrobes.

$239/night