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Near Stonewall in Gillespie County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

A River Runs Through

Lyndon B. Johnson National Historical Park

 
 
A River Runs Through Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, November 12, 2015
1. A River Runs Through Marker
Inscription.

I first remember walking along the banks of the Pedernales when I was a boy four or five years of age.
Lyndon Baines Johnson

The Pedernales River carves out the landscape of the Texas Hill Country, stretching 106 miles from Harper to the Colorado River. Cattle ranchers, American Indians, and German settlers have all traversed its banks. Lyndon Johnson was among those with a connection to the river: “Here is where I would always return, to the Pedernales River, the scenes of my childhood.”

The LBJ Ranch sits in the middle of the riverís course. President Johnson took great pleasure in driving guests over the low-water crossing and hosting barbecues along the riverís edge. The Pedernales made a lasting impression on the president who proposed the Water Quality Act of 1965, the Land and Water Conservation Act of 1965, and the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act of 1968.

(Background Photo Caption)
The Pedernales snakes its way through the LBJ Ranch. June 1967.
 
Erected by National Park Service.
 
Location. 30° 14.387′ N, 98° 36.603′ W. Marker is near Stonewall, Texas, in Gillespie County. Marker can be reached from Park Road 49 0.3 miles west of
The Course of the Pedernales River image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, November 12, 2015
2. The Course of the Pedernales River
Close-up of map on marker
Klein Road, on the left when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is near the Johnson Family Cemetery parking lot in Lyndon B. Johnson National Historical Park. Marker is in this post office area: Stonewall TX 78671, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A More Perfect Society (here, next to this marker); "Mr. Jelly Bean" (here, next to this marker); Generations of Johnsons (a few steps from this marker); The Reconstructed Birthplace (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Site of the Andreas Lindig Lime Kiln (approx. 0.2 miles away); Trinity Lutheran Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); Sam Ealy Johnson, Sr., House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Housing the World (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Stonewall.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. This list consists of 26 wayside exhibits along the LBJ Ranch driving tour in Lyndon B. Johnson NHP. The markers are in order as you would encounter them on the driving tour.
 
Also see . . .  Lyndon B. Johnson National Historical Park - Official Website. (Submitted on December 2, 2015.)
 
Categories. Environment
 
A River Runs Through, A More Perfect Society,<br>and "Mr. Jelly Bean" Markers image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, November 12, 2015
3. A River Runs Through, A More Perfect Society,
and "Mr. Jelly Bean" Markers
A River Runs Through marker is on the left
Markers at the southwest corner<br>of the Johnson Family Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, November 12, 2015
4. Markers at the southwest corner
of the Johnson Family Cemetery
Johnson Family Cemetery<br>as viewed from Park Road 49 image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, November 12, 2015
5. Johnson Family Cemetery
as viewed from Park Road 49
Markers are at the left corner of the cemetery wall
Pedernales River<br>in front of the Texas White House image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, November 12, 2015
6. Pedernales River
in front of the Texas White House
View to north from Ranch Road 1
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 108 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.   5. submitted on , by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.   6. submitted on , by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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