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

“Mr. Jelly Bean”

Lyndon B. Johnson National Historical Park

 
 
"Mr. Jelly Bean" Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, November 12, 2015
1. "Mr. Jelly Bean" Marker
Inscription. Beyond the Pedernales is Stonewall’s Project Head Start building—a symbol of one of President Johnson’s enduring legacies to the American people. President Johnson initiated the Head Start program in 1965; it was one of many programs that transformed the American educational system during the 1960s. Mrs. Johnson was national chairperson for this initiative. After his retirement, President Johnson occasionally visited the Head Start program here in Stonewall. He often gave candy to the children, who in turn came to know him as “Mr. Jelly Bean.”

The spire to the left of the Head Start building marks the Trinity Lutheran Church, one of several churches where the Johnson family worshipped.

(Right Photo Caption)
President Johnson greeting parishioners outside Trinity Lutheran Church, 1968, courtesy of the LBJ Library.
 
Erected by National Park Service.
 
Location. 30° 14.385′ N, 98° 36.604′ W. Marker is near Stonewall, Texas, in Gillespie County. Marker can be reached from Park Road 49 0.3 miles west of 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.
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
2. A River Runs Through, A More Perfect Society,
and "Mr. Jelly Bean" Markers
"Mr. Jelly Bean" marker is on the right
At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A More Perfect Society (here, next to this marker); A River Runs Through (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. Education
 
Markers at the southwest corner<br>of the Johnson Family Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, November 12, 2015
3. 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
4. Johnson Family Cemetery
as viewed from Park Road 49
Markers are at the left corner of the cemetery wall
Trinity Lutheran Church as seen from Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, November 12, 2015
5. Trinity Lutheran Church as seen from Marker
Stonewall's Project Head Start Building image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, November 12, 2015
6. Stonewall's Project Head Start Building
Located immediately west of Trinity Lutheran Church
Trinity Lutheran Church image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, November 12, 2015
7. Trinity Lutheran Church
 
 
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