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By Duane Hall, December 9, 2015
Lange's Mill Marker at West End of Mill
Texas (Gillespie County), Doss — 10068 — Lange's Mill
Established in 1849 by Doss brothers. Operated 1859-1878 by William F. Lange; 1878-1888 by Julius Lange. Its products were famed throughout the region. One of the last of the old burr mills in Texas; one of few in as perfect a state of preservation. . . . — Map (db m91745) HM
Texas (Gillespie County), Doss — 12788 — Squaw Creek Primitive Baptist Church
Ten charter members constituted Squaw Creek Primitive Baptist Church in 1901, and Elder S.N. Redford served as pastor from 1901 until 1907. Services were held in homes and in the Squaw Creek School until 1911, when members began meeting in the . . . — Map (db m91743) HM
Texas (Gillespie County), Doss — 10108 — St. Peter Lutheran Church
Organized by German Lutherans in September 1896 under a brush arbor at nearby Lange’s Mill, this church has been part of Gillespie County history for over 100 years. A frame church building erected in 1898 was replaced by this Gothic Revival . . . — Map (db m91744) HM
Texas (Gillespie County), Fredericksburg — A Lasting Friendship
During Fredericksburg’s 150th anniversary, we celebrate the enduring friendship between the Comanche Nation and the people of Gillespie County.      We honor the Comanches who helped to create and preserve this relationship and their descendants . . . — Map (db m94228) HM
Texas (Gillespie County), Fredericksburg — 10011 — Bethany Lutheran Church
Early settlers in Fredericksburg worshiped together in a community church, the Vereins Kirche. On March 27, 1887, the Rev. John Heinzelmann and about 80 families organized a separate congregation known as Die Evangelische Kirche (The . . . — Map (db m35863) HM
Texas (Gillespie County), Fredericksburg — 10090 — Birthplace of Fleet Admiral Chester W. Nimitz, USN
Typical early Fredericksburg home built 1866 by Carl Basse. Property of the Henke family since 1873. Heinrich Henke, early settler, Confederate freighter, had butcher counter on front porch; meat processing was done in back yard; there the horses . . . — Map (db m94092) HM
Texas (Gillespie County), Fredericksburg — 10017 — Cherry Spring Schoolhouse
School classes for the children of German immigrants in the Cherry Spring community were held in homes until 1885, when this limestone schoolhouse was completed on land donated by H. Bratherich. On dedication day, students formed a parade to the new . . . — Map (db m91632) HM
Texas (Gillespie County), Fredericksburg — 10018 — Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church
German Lutherans in the community of Cherry Spring began meeting together for worship in the 1850s. Diedrich Rode (1828-1925), a licensed lay minister, provided space in his home for worship services and Sunday school. Christ Church congregation was . . . — Map (db m91642) HM
Texas (Gillespie County), Fredericksburg — 10021 — County Jail of 1885
This two-story stone structure served as the fourth jail for Gillespie County, organized in 1848. It was constructed by the firm of C.F. Priess and Bro. in 1885. The ground floor housed a holding area and living quarters for the jailer. The second . . . — Map (db m94291) HM
Texas (Gillespie County), Fredericksburg — 10022 — Crabapple School
German immigrants who came to Fredericksburg in the late 1840s and who later settled in this area erected a native limestone school which opened in 1878 with about 40 students. The land was donated by farmer Mathias Schmidt who according to local . . . — Map (db m91631) HM
Texas (Gillespie County), Fredericksburg — 10025 — Cross Mountain
This marl and limestone hill, elevation 1,915 feet, was an Indian signal point, advancing news of the intrusions of white settlers. The hill was first recorded and described by the German geologist, Dr. Ferdinand Roemer in 1847. A timber cross found . . . — Map (db m71921) HM
Texas (Gillespie County), Fredericksburg — 10104 — Diedrich Rode Complex
This group of building was constructed by German native Diedrich Rode (1828-1905). The three-story limestone residence was completed in 1880 and featured a third floor storage area for wool and cotton produced on the land. A Lutheran, Rode served as . . . — Map (db m91644) HM
Texas (Gillespie County), Fredericksburg — 10029 — Domino Parlor
The original part of this stone structure containing a cellar with a vault ceiling, was built in the early 1850s on property owned by John Schmidtzinsky, a pioneer area settler. Once used as a pharmacy, it housed H. R. Richter's Jewelry store in the . . . — Map (db m61849) HM
Texas (Gillespie County), Fredericksburg — Early History of Fredericksburg, Texas
Fredericksburg, the county seat of Gillespie County, is steeped in history. 1846 Deriving its name from Prince Frederick of Prussia, this Texas town was founded on May 8, 1846, by 120 German immigrants under the auspices of the . . . — Map (db m94093) HM
Texas (Gillespie County), Fredericksburg — Fairwater of USS Pintado (SS-387) — [National Museum of the Pacific War]
Pintado made six war patrols in enemy waters, during which she disposed of five naval vessels and ten merchantmen of the Empire of Japan, sunk or otherwise disabled, totaling 132,900 tons of enemy shipping. During her fifth patrol, she . . . — Map (db m42424) HM
Texas (Gillespie County), Fredericksburg — Frank Valentin Van Der Stucken(1858 - 1929)
... was born in Fredericksburg, Texas on October 16, 1858. Anxiety about the Civil War caused the family to return to their native city of Antwerp, Belgium. There young Frank studied music under masters and made his first public debut of his . . . — Map (db m94229) HM
Texas (Gillespie County), Fredericksburg — 10044 — Gillespie County
The trails of roving Indians crossed these hills Settled by German pioneers in 1846 A group of Mormons settled at Zodiac in 1847. Created February 23, 1848 Organized June 5, 1848 Named for Richard Addison Gillespie A Texan . . . — Map (db m94337) HM
Texas (Gillespie County), Fredericksburg — Gillespie County Armed Services Memorial
“I bore you on eagle wings and brought you unto myself” Dedicated to all Gillespie County citizens who gave their life in the armed services of our country World War I Louis J. Jordan • Henry Koch • Edward H. . . . — Map (db m94230) WM
Texas (Gillespie County), Fredericksburg — Gillespie County Country Schools 1846 to 1970'sGillespie County Country Schools Trail
From 1846 to the 1970’s, forty-four school districts served the educational needs of the children of Gillespie County. This marker honors the history of public education in Gillespie County and the Vereins Kirche, the first public school established . . . — Map (db m94226) HM
Texas (Gillespie County), Fredericksburg — 10056 — Holy Ghost (Heilige Geist) Evangelical Protestant Church
This congregation traces its origins to the first Protestant services held in Fredericksburg by the Rev. Henry Basse in 1846. Members worshiped at the old Vereins Kirche until 1888 when Carl Priess gave this lot for a new building. The first portion . . . — Map (db m94293) HM
Texas (Gillespie County), Fredericksburg — Jacob BrodbeckFather of U.S. Aviation — 1821 - 1910
Born and educated in Plattenhardt, Germany. Came to Texas in 1846 and settled in Gillespie County. He became the second school teacher of the Vereins Kirche. He was also involved in the development of Gillespie County by serving as county surveyor, . . . — Map (db m94227) HM
Texas (Gillespie County), Fredericksburg — 10084 — John O. Meusebach(1812 - 1897)
To be a Texan, Meusebach gave up title of baron in 1845. As commissioner-general, German-Emigration Company, he founded Fredericksburg in 1846 as gateway to Fisher-Miller land grant, hunting ground of the Comanche. By emptying his firearms, he won . . . — Map (db m91648) HM
Texas (Gillespie County), Fredericksburg — Lasting Friendshipby J. Hester — Pioneer Garden
John O. Meusebach, German settler and founder of Fredericksburg, and Penatuka Comanche chief, Santanna share a peace pipe on May 7, 1847, at the signing of the treaty between the People of Fredericksburg and the Comanche Nation. The standing . . . — Map (db m35884) HM
Texas (Gillespie County), Fredericksburg — Lt. Col. Jack K. Lee Fallen Hero’s Memorial
Lt. Col. Jack K. Lee Fallen Hero’s Memorial U.S. Air Force Nov. 16, 1924 - Aug. 5, 2004 WWII - Korea - Viet Nam For God and Country Capt. Andrew R. Houghton A Troop, 3rd Plt., 1st Sqd., 4th U.S. Cav., 1st Inf. Div., U.S. . . . — Map (db m94094) WM
Texas (Gillespie County), Fredericksburg — Main Mast from Destroyer USS Foote (DD-511)
The main mast of the USS Foote (DD-511) mounts the SC-1 air and surface search radar known as the “bedspring”. USS Foote (DD-511), a Fletcher-class destroyer, was the third ship of the United States Navy to be named for Rear Admiral . . . — Map (db m94294) HM
Texas (Gillespie County), Fredericksburg — 10079 — Market Square (Marktplatz)
This Square, originally a two-block area which included what is now called the Courthouse Square, has been at the center of Fredericksburg since the city's founding in 1846. The area was still heavily forested when the town's Vereins Kirche . . . — Map (db m35862) HM
Texas (Gillespie County), Fredericksburg — 10087 — Mosel-Jorden-Duecker Haus
Johann Nicholas Mosel (1839-1904) was granted a 100’ x 200’ lot in Fredericksburg by the German Emigration Company in 1847. Here he built a rough limestone structure (now the northeast rooms), which might have served later as a Sunday house when he . . . — Map (db m94292) HM
Texas (Gillespie County), Fredericksburg — 10089 — Nimitz Hotel — [National Museum of the Pacific War]
This property was purchased by Charles Henry Nimitz, Sr., in 1855. By 1860 the Nimitz Hotel was established, hosting frontier travelers and providing a home for the large Nimitz family. Expanded in the 1870s to feature a steamboat shaped facade, . . . — Map (db m42425) HM
Texas (Gillespie County), Fredericksburg — 10016 — Old Cherry Spring SchoolDas Alte Schulhaus
The Cherry Spring community was founded by German immigrants about 1850. Classes for schoolchildren were held in private homes. In 1859 German nobleman Wilhelm Marschall von Bieberstein deeded ten acres of land to L. Schneider, H. Bradhering, W. . . . — Map (db m91645) HM
Texas (Gillespie County), Fredericksburg — 10045 — Old Gillespie County Courthouse
Erected 1881-1882 in term of County Judge Wm. Wahrmund and Commissioners J. Dechert, F. Kneese, J. Larson and J.P. Mosel. Architect was Alfred Giles.      Native limestone structure is distinctive in fine balance and symmetry. Second courthouse . . . — Map (db m94289) HM
Texas (Gillespie County), Fredericksburg — Otfrid Hans Freiherr von Meusebach — [In memory of]
Born at Dillenburg, Nassau, Germany May 26, 1812. Commissioner-General of the Society for the Protection of German Immigrants in Texas who became a citizen of the Republic of Texas under the name of John O. Meusebach. Founder of . . . — Map (db m35893) HM
Texas (Gillespie County), Fredericksburg — 10096 — Pinta Trail
Origin of the Pinta Trail is attributed to nomadic Plains Indian tribes. Early Spanish and Mexican expeditions followed the general route of the trail, which extended from San Antonio de Bexar to the San Saba River near present Menard. A survey by . . . — Map (db m69238) HM
Texas (Gillespie County), Fredericksburg — 10110 — Pioneer Schandua House
Built before 1880, this house was purchased by John Schandua, a local merchant, shortly after his marriage to Bertha (Klein) in 1883. The front room, called "die stube", served as a bedroom and living area. The back room was used as a bedroom for . . . — Map (db m88111) HM
Texas (Gillespie County), Fredericksburg — 10039 — Site of Fort Martin Scott
Established by the United States Army December 5, 1848 as a protection to travelers and settlers against Indian attack. Named in honor of Major Martin Scott, Brevet Lieutenant Colonel, 5th United States Infantry, killed at Molino . . . — Map (db m35905) HM
Texas (Gillespie County), Fredericksburg — 10106 — St. John's Lutheran Church
Pioneer families of Crabapple organized this church in the 1880s. Members met in a school building before erecting this sanctuary in 1897. Elder Julius Rusche supervised the design, carpentry, and native limestone masonry construction. An excellent . . . — Map (db m91630) HM
Texas (Gillespie County), Fredericksburg — 10033 — The Easter Fires
Blazing on the hills around Fredericksburg each Easter eve, combined with a local pageant these fires recall an old tale. In March 1847, when Comanches and whites signed a major peace treaty, the Indians lighted huge signal fires on these . . . — Map (db m88112) HM
Texas (Gillespie County), Fredericksburg — 10048 — The Grapetown School
In 1882, Frederick Baag donated this tract of land for the third Grapetown schoolhouse. Completed in 1884, the structure was built with labor and materials donated by the community. All seven grades were taught by one teacher. In 1905, the facility . . . — Map (db m71924) HM
Texas (Gillespie County), Fredericksburg — 10080 — The Marschall - Meusebach Cemetery
Members of the families of two former German noblemen, related by marriage, are buried in this cemetery. John O. Meusebach (1812-97), who came to the Republic of Texas in 1845 as leader of the German Emigration Company, established (1846) the town . . . — Map (db m91647) HM
Texas (Gillespie County), Fredericksburg — 10082 — The Meinhardt-Pfeil Home
The original section of this two-story limestone residence was constructed about 1850 by pioneer area settlers Albert and Doris Meinhardt. A widow in 1879, Doris sold the property to her former son-in-law G. Adolph Pfeil (d. 1926), a local cotton . . . — Map (db m94290) HM
Texas (Gillespie County), Fredericksburg — 10109 — The Schandua Building
Erected in 1897 of hand-hewn limestone, this structure was the home of John (d. 1900) and Bertha (Klein) Schandua (d. 1943). They lived upstairs with their children and John's hardware store was downstairs. For a time, the Masonic Lodge met upstairs . . . — Map (db m88109) HM
Texas (Gillespie County), Fredericksburg — 10123 — Vereins Kirche
[Seal of the Texas State Historical Survey Committee] [Panel 1:] Church for all denominations, school and community hall. Built, summer 1847, after the Comanche peace treaty made by John O. Meusebach, Commissioner, German Emigration . . . — Map (db m35864) HM
Texas (Gillespie County), Fredericksburg — 10127 — Walch Home
In 1845, Johan (John) Joseph Walch (1828-1914) migrated to Texas from Germany. In 1847 he settled in Fredericksburg, where he worked as a stonemason. Before Walch married Wilhelmine Gaertner in 1851, he erected a two-room limestone house on this . . . — Map (db m33045) HM
Texas (Gillespie County), Harper — 10077 — Site of the McDonald Massacre
Pioneer preacher Matthew Taylor and the families of his daughter and two sons moved here in 1863 from their homestead on the Llano River. They built a cabin on this site near the source of the Pedernales River. In August 1864, Matthew and his son . . . — Map (db m59741) HM
Texas (Gillespie County), Luckenbach — 10074 — Luckenbach
Members of the Luckenbach family and other German immigrants moved here from Fredericksburg in the 1850s. They settled along Grape Creek and soon established a school for their children. The Grape Creek Post Office was in operation briefly after . . . — Map (db m4654) HM
Texas (Gillespie County), Stonewall — "Mr. Jelly Bean"Lyndon B. Johnson National Historical Park
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 . . . — Map (db m91184) HM
Texas (Gillespie County), Stonewall — A Grand EntranceLyndon B. Johnson National Historical Park
For many years this low-water crossing served as the primary access to the LBJ Ranch; for non-Texans, it served as a dramatic entry into Lyndon Johnson’s world. Constructed in 1951, the dam and crossing were the first improvements Lyndon . . . — Map (db m91131) HM
Texas (Gillespie County), Stonewall — A More Perfect SocietyLyndon B. Johnson National Historical Park
It is a Society where no child will go unfed, and no youngster will go unschooled .... Where no citizen will be barred from any door because of his birthplace or his color .... Where peace and security is common among neighbors and possible . . . — Map (db m91183) HM
Texas (Gillespie County), Stonewall — A River Runs ThroughLyndon B. Johnson National Historical Park
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 . . . — Map (db m91182) HM
Texas (Gillespie County), Stonewall — Aviation: Key to the Texas White HouseLyndon B. Johnson National Historical Park
In 1951, Senator Lyndon Johnson purchased 240 acres from his Aunt Frank Martin. Beginning with this core property, he set out to establish a home base where he could continue his work away from Washington. To improve access to the ranch, a 3000 . . . — Map (db m91282) HM
Texas (Gillespie County), Stonewall — Bringing Washington HomeLyndon B. Johnson National Historical Park
Imagine a plane roaring onto a newly constructed 3,000 foot grass airstrip. It’s 1953, and Senator Lyndon Johnson has arrived at the LBJ Ranch. Initially built to improve access to the Ranch during floods, the small airstrip soon proves inadequate . . . — Map (db m91268) HM
Texas (Gillespie County), Stonewall — Communicating with the WorldLyndon B. Johnson National Historical Park
The LBJ Ranch had but a single telephone line when Lyndon Johnson purchased the property in 1951. By the time he became vice president in 1960 the array of technology had grown to 15 local and long-distance phone lines as well as a fifty-foot-tall . . . — Map (db m91283) HM
Texas (Gillespie County), Stonewall — Conserving the LandscapeLyndon B. Johnson National Historical Park
To a Texas rancher like Lyndon Johnson, conservation meant getting the most from the soil, water, and grass. The landscape before you reflects some of President Johnson’s conservation efforts. These upper fields are terraced to control erosion and . . . — Map (db m91234) HM
Texas (Gillespie County), Stonewall — Education for AllLyndon B. Johnson National Historical Park
Sitting at a table on this site on April 11, 1965, President Johnson signed the landmark Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965. “As a former teacher,” the president said, “I have great expectations of what this law . . . — Map (db m91135) HM
Texas (Gillespie County), Stonewall — Farm History
1900 - 1920 The Dawn of a New Century The years following the turn of the century heralded sweeping changes in agriculture throughout Texas and the nation. Advances in technology led to improved irrigation and farming methods . . . — Map (db m91053) HM
Texas (Gillespie County), Stonewall — Friendship StonesLyndon B. Johnson National Historical Park
For Lyndon Johnson, a traditional guest register was not enough. To commemorate the visits of dignitaries and friends to the Ranch, the Johnsons used “Friendship Stones.” Visitors etched their autographs and the date of their visit into . . . — Map (db m91314) HM
Texas (Gillespie County), Stonewall — Generations of JohnsonsLyndon B. Johnson National Historical Park
Here on these familiar hills under these expansive skies and under these oak trees that he loved so much, his life has come full circle ... his roots go deep here on this spot in the hill country. From the eulogy delivered here by the . . . — Map (db m91149) HM
Texas (Gillespie County), Stonewall — Housing the WorldLyndon B. Johnson National Historical Park
The welcome mat at the Johnson home read, “All the World is Welcome here.” But as the house became an alternate White House it soon became clear there was not enough room. Describing the steady stream of visitors in her home, Lady Bird . . . — Map (db m91206) HM
Texas (Gillespie County), Stonewall — LBJ – The ImageLyndon B. Johnson National Historical Park
From his childhood and throughout his political career, Lyndon Johnson drew from his western heritage. The grandson of a Chisholm Trail cattle drover never forgot that “can do” spirit of the cowboy way. The LBJ Ranch was the best place . . . — Map (db m91272) HM
Texas (Gillespie County), Stonewall — Lifetime of ServiceLyndon B. Johnson National Historical Park
The Secret Service had a presence in the Johnson family for forty-six years beginning on January 20, 1961 when Lyndon Johnson was inaugurated as vice president. Over that lifetime of service, agents witnessed many events, both in Washington and . . . — Map (db m91316) HM
Texas (Gillespie County), Stonewall — Longhorn Cattle and White-Tail Deer
Why do we keep these animals in this enclosure? A small herd of Longhorns and White-tail deer are kept in this pasture so our visitors can view these prominent icons of Texas. Longhorn Cattle “Someone has said that . . . — Map (db m91014) HM
Texas (Gillespie County), Stonewall — Low Water CrossingLyndon B. Johnson National Historical Park
For many years this low-water crossing served as the primary access to the LBJ Ranch; for non-Texans, it served as a dramatic entry into LBJ’s world. The construction of this dam and crossing was the first improvement made to the ranch by Lyndon . . . — Map (db m91317) HM
Texas (Gillespie County), Stonewall — 10073 — Lower South Grape Creek School
Area settlers built a log schoolhouse 1.5 miles south of here in 1871 along South Grape Creek. It was part of Luckenbach School Precinct No. 3 until 1889, when it was renamed Lower South Grape Creek and began to serve as District No. 21. The log . . . — Map (db m88113) HM
Texas (Gillespie County), Stonewall — 10063 — Lyndon Baines JohnsonThe 36th President of the United States of America
As a 12-year-old student attended classes of the 8th grade here at the old Stonewall school from October 1920 to June 1921. — Map (db m90992) HM
Texas (Gillespie County), Stonewall — 10091 — Major Israel M. Nunez(1841 - 1906)
     Civil War veteran and stage line operator who in 1870 founded Stonewall, naming it for Confederate General “Stonewall” Jackson.      Major Nunez, who lived 2 miles south of town and had a family of 9 children, donated land . . . — Map (db m90990) HM
Texas (Gillespie County), Stonewall — President's Ranch Trail
Originally the Camp Swift Post Office, this building was purchased from the United States government, rebuilt by the citizens of Stonewall and dedicated as a gymnasium on May 1, 1949. While continuing to serve the community, an international . . . — Map (db m90993) HM
Texas (Gillespie County), Stonewall — Sam Ealy Johnson, Sr., HouseLyndon B. Johnson National Historical Park
The scene was a common one: young Lyndon Johnson, only a few years old, toddling down the road to visit his grandparents in this house. Here he found a ready supply of apples, candy, and affection. The future president felt a powerful attraction to . . . — Map (db m91208) HM
Texas (Gillespie County), Stonewall — Sauer-Beckmann Living History FarmStep back in time ... to experience German Texan farm life from 1915 to 1918
Here, costumed interpreters carry out the day-to-day activities of a turn-of-the-century German-Texas farm family. You might spot them plowing the garden with a team of horses, or watch them tend the farm animals. Daily chores include milking, . . . — Map (db m91055) HM
Texas (Gillespie County), Stonewall — 10071 — Site of the Andreas Lindig Lime Kiln
First kiln, eastern Gillespie County. Built 1874 by Andreas Lindig, trained in his native Germany in quicklime making. On his homestead, he found rock to be hauled to this site by ox-wagon, using 7 loads of rock for each “batch” of lime. . . . — Map (db m90811) HM
Texas (Gillespie County), Stonewall — 12866 — Stonewall Community Cemetery
This cemetery originally served the settlement of Millville, laid out by Israel Nuñez, who operated a stage stop in the vicinity after the Civil War. Although he set aside land for the cemetery, it was not formally deeded until 1934 by J.O. Walker. . . . — Map (db m90989) HM
Texas (Gillespie County), Stonewall — The Environmental First LadyLyndon B. Johnson National Historical Park
Lady Bird Johnson’s environmental ethic spanned her entire lifetime of 94 years. A child of East Texas, she spent many of her days outdoors. The sense of place that came from being close to the land never left her. She would eventually carry that . . . — Map (db m91236) HM
Texas (Gillespie County), Stonewall — The Environmental PresidentLyndon B. Johnson National Historical Park
Growing up in the scenic Texas Hill Country, Lyndon Johnson developed a deep appreciation and respect for the land. As part of his dream for a “Great Society” he felt a responsibility to protect the natural heritage of the United States. . . . — Map (db m91235) HM
Texas (Gillespie County), Stonewall — The Jet Age Arrives!Lyndon B. Johnson National Historical Park
In October 1961 the United States Air Force replaced twin engine, propeller driven aircraft with the four engine Lockheed JetStar for executive transport. Lyndon Johnson was the first Vice President to have an aircraft assigned to him. His . . . — Map (db m91281) HM
Texas (Gillespie County), Stonewall — The Junction SchoolLyndon B. Johnson National Historical Park
Lyndon Baines Johnson first came to this school as a four-year-old in knee breeches and a collar. Here, surrounded by 30 students spanning seven grades, he received his first formal education. The future president attended the Junction School for . . . — Map (db m91132) HM
Texas (Gillespie County), Stonewall — The LBJ Ranch: A Living LegendLyndon B. Johnson National Historical Park
It was important that the Ranch continue to thrive as a working ranch, not become a sterile relic of the past. Lady Bird Johnson, 1998 The LBJ Ranch was suddenly thrust upon the world stage when Lyndon Johnson assumed the . . . — Map (db m91271) HM
Texas (Gillespie County), Stonewall — The Reconstructed BirthplaceLyndon B. Johnson National Historical Park
“I have a mighty fine grandson, smart as you find them. I expect him to be United States Senator before he is forty.” Grandfather Sam Ealy Johnson, Sr., on young Lyndon Johnson On this site on a rainy August night in . . . — Map (db m91148) HM
Texas (Gillespie County), Stonewall — The Show BarnLyndon B. Johnson National Historical Park
Although ranching produced just a fraction of the Johnson’s income, it constituted a major portion of the President’s public identity. The Johnsons maintained two herds of cattle on the LBJ Ranch—one of them a commercial herd sold for beef, . . . — Map (db m91270) HM
Texas (Gillespie County), Stonewall — The Texas White HouseLyndon B. Johnson National Historical Park
Although he frequented Washington for much of his adult life, President Johnson always considered this house his home. During the White House years, it served as a busy office, a working ranch, and a quiet refuge from the pressures of being . . . — Map (db m91313) HM
Texas (Gillespie County), Stonewall — The Working CorralsLyndon B. Johnson National Historical Park
This, said Lyndon Johnson, was “where the cattle go out and the money comes in.” In the working pens, ranch hands tended to the herds—branding, castrating, doctoring, and, most importantly, loading cattle out for shipment after a . . . — Map (db m91269) HM
Texas (Gillespie County), Stonewall — 10122 — Trinity Lutheran Church
This congregation traces its history to 1902, when it was organized in the Albert Schoolhouse. A sanctuary built here in 1902 was replaced in 1904, and this structure was erected in 1928. Worship services were conducted in the German language until . . . — Map (db m90810) HM
Texas (Gillespie County), Stonewall — Triumphing Over Tragedy – The Danz Family Story
“My memory does not begin with happy things.” – Mathilda Gruen Wagner, daughter of German immigrants, 1860s In 1845, hundreds of hopeful German immigrants came to the Texas Hill Country in search of land, . . . — Map (db m91094) HM
Texas (Gillespie County), Stonewall — Watering the LandscapeLyndon B. Johnson National Historical Park
In the Texas Hill Country water is more precious than gold. The Pedernales River and the many local creeks are the main sources of water for irrigation. As droughts are common here, supplemental irrigation was necessary for President Johnson to . . . — Map (db m91238) HM
Texas (Gillespie County), Stonewall — What is the President pointing to anyway?
The statue which stands before you is of Lyndon Baines Johnson, the 36th president of the United States. It was donated by A.W. Moursand, a prominent attorney and past Texas Parks and Wildlife Commissioner. President Johnson wanted this statue . . . — Map (db m91013) HM
Texas (Gillespie County), Stonewall — Within These Walls / Small Spaces, Many Faces
Within These Walls Discover how the Behrens family lived during the 1870s by exploring this cabin Home Away From Home Heinrich and Wilhemina Behrens, pictured here, emigrated from Germany but never forgot their heritage as . . . — Map (db m91093) HM

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