Saturday, December 31, 2022

Lyndon Johnson National Historic Park

(clicking on the pictures should open them larger in a new window)

Wednesday, December 14, 2022 

Lyndon B. Johnson State Park and Historic Site is a state park located along the Pedernales River in Gillespie County, Texas, United States west of Johnson City and east of Fredericksburg.

 We first visited here, December of 2014. If you are interested in that post were I did write about the house itself click above on the word "here".

We started the tour, as we did the first time, at the 
Visitor Center for the State Park.

Then we stopped to take a picture of what is listed on the
map as the, Official Texas Longhorn Herd.

Then we took a couple of pictures of 

Pedernales River from the State Park side.

There is also a Visitor Center Complex, the Sauer-Beckman Living History Farm, and an American Bison Herd located in the State Park. We did not take the time to visit these this time or last time we were here.

Lyndon B. Johnson National Historical Park tells the story of our 36th President beginning with his ancestors until his final resting place on his beloved LBJ Ranch. This entire "circle of life" gives the visitor a unique perspective into one of America's most noteworthy citizens by providing the most complete picture of any American president.

Among the sites preserved at the Ranch are the President's first school, his reconstructed birthplace, the Texas White House, and the Johnson Family Cemetery, where both President and Lady Bird Johnson are buried.

During Johnson's administration, the LBJ Ranch was known as the "Texas White House" because the President spent approximately 20% of his time in office there.

“All the World is Welcome Here” 
                                          ~Lyndon Johnson

Junction School

LBJ Birthplace

Sam E. Johnson Sr. Home

We saw these deer on 

our way in to the Texas White House.

There is a sign at the start of the tour that tells you this is
a working ranch. It tells you watch for cattle
and slow moving farm machinery.

These guys were all resting 
or at least trying to get out of the wind.

A temporary closure of the Texas White House is presently in
 place due to safety concerns arising from structural issues.
When we visited here back in December of 2014 we were able
to tour the inside. 

When we first saw this deer and the one below they were 
both on this side of the road.

This one crossed the road and ran off jumping the fence.

He then came back for her.

then we watched them both take off.

The rest were looking at us through the fence.

The Johnson Family Cemetery.

Lutheran Church across the river.

We are now across the Pedernales River from the 
Texas White House.

What a great picture.

We could see the "Texas White House" across the river
and through the trees at this point.

We decided to stop here for a few hours on our trip back to the Stinger "B" which was in storage in Casa Grande. We did not have a lot of time because we did have a date we needed to be back to pick up our motorhome. Even though it was a quick visit we still enjoyed the break.

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