Near Stonewall in Gillespie County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
The Show Barn
Lyndon B. Johnson National Historical Park
The show barn was the center of the ranching operation, where equipment was stored and the ranchís five or six employees reported to work. Here ranch hands prepared cattle for showing, both to prospective buyers and at shows throughout Texas. Herdsmen trained and fitted the show cattle. Each animal represented a considerable investment; at that time a prize-winning bull was worth between $500 and $1500.
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Grooming tools, harnesses, and other supplies were kept in a show box, like this replica, for easy transport to local fairs and cattle shows.
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LBJís Herefords frequently won awards, such as this champion prize presented at the 1963 Kendall County Fair.
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Before he purchased the ranch in 1951, most Americans saw Lyndon Johnson as a small-town Southern senator. But
Erected by National Park Service.
Location. 30° 15.522′ N, 98° 37.448′ W. Marker is near Stonewall, Texas, in Gillespie County. Marker is on Malecek Road 1.2 miles north of Park Road 49, on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is located next to the Show Barn on the LBJ Ranch Driving Tour 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 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Working Corrals (here, next to this marker); Bringing Washington Home (a few steps from this marker); Watering the Landscape (approx. 0.4 miles away); The LBJ Ranch: A Living Legend (approx. half a mile away); The Environmental First Lady (approx. 0.6 miles away); LBJ – The Image (approx. 0.8 miles away); The Environmental President (approx. 0.9 miles away); Conserving the Landscape (approx. 1.1 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
Also see . . .
1. Lyndon B. Johnson National Historical Park - Official Website. (Submitted on December 5, 2015.)
2. Ranching the LBJ Way brochure from the National Park Service. (Submitted on December 5, 2015.)
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 137 times since then and 27 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.