Near Stonewall in Gillespie County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
A River Runs Through
Lyndon 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 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 river’s course. President Johnson took great pleasure in driving guests over the low-water crossing and hosting barbecues along the river’s 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.
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The Pedernales snakes its way through the LBJ Ranch. June 1967.
Erected by National Park Service.
Topics and series. This historical marker Environment. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #36 Lyndon B. Johnson series list.
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 Klein Road, on the left when traveling west. Marker is near the Johnson Family Cemetery parking lot in Lyndon B. Johnson National Historical Park. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Stonewall TX 78671, United States of America. Touch for directions.
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). Touch for a list and map 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
Also see . . . Lyndon B. Johnson National Historical Park - Official Website. (Submitted on December 2, 2015.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on December 2, 2015, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 322 times since then and 25 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on December 2, 2015, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. 5. submitted on December 1, 2015, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. 6. submitted on December 2, 2015, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.