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President Lyndon B. Johnson

 
 
President Lyndon B. Johnson Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, October 27, 2010
1. President Lyndon B. Johnson Marker
Inscription. President Lyndon B. Johnson, Senator Hubert H. Humphrey, and Governor Karl Rolvaag enjoy the spray from Minnehaha Falls. On that day in 1964, however, Minneapolis was experiencing a drought. In order to create the beautiful display of the falls pictured here, the city had to open many fire hydrants, upstream and out of sight, to feed water to the creek.

Photo by Minneapolis Tribune
 
Location. 44° 54.94′ N, 93° 12.652′ W. Marker is in Minneapolis, Minnesota, in Hennepin County. Marker can be reached from South Minnehaha Park Drive near Godfrey Road. Touch for map. Marker is in Minnehaha Park. Marker is at or near this postal address: 4801 South Minnehaha Park Drive, Minneapolis MN 55417, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. George Washington Bi-Centennial Tree (was about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line but has been reported missing. ); Geology of Minnesota (about 400 feet away); 1–Main Entrance Minnehaha Lower Glen (about 500 feet away); Gunnar Wennerberg (about 500 feet away); Minnehaha Depot (about 500 feet away); 3 – Master Map
President Lyndon B. Johnson Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, October 27, 2010
2. President Lyndon B. Johnson Marker
(about 700 feet away); Col. John H. Stevens (about 700 feet away); John Harrington Stevens House (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Minneapolis.
 
More about this marker. Newspapers reported that $600.00 worth of city water was purchased by the Park Board to prime the falls. The photo in the marker was taken during a Swedish Day festival at the park on Sunday, June 28, 1964; President Johnson got a laugh when he addressed a greeting to "all you other Johnsons out there."
 
Also see . . .
1. Minnehaha Falls. Wikipedia entry. "If there is a rain shortage in the autumn, the falls may virtually dry up. In the summer, especially in the rainy months of June and July, the flow can be surprisingly forceful." (Submitted on March 26, 2011.) 

2. Minneapolis Park & Recreation Board. Minnehaha Park. "The life-size bronze sculpture by Jakob Fjelde (also of Ole Bull and Minerva fame) depicts Hiawatha and Minnehaha, characters from the poem “Song of Hiawatha” by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. It bears the inscription: Over wide and rushing rivers. In his arms he bore the maiden." (Submitted on March 26, 2011.) 

3. The Song of Hiawatha.
President Johnson's Footsteps image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, October 27, 2010
3. President Johnson's Footsteps
Wikipedia entry. (Submitted on March 26, 2011.) 
 
Categories. Notable Events
 
Minnehaha Falls and Footsteps image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, October 27, 2010
4. Minnehaha Falls and Footsteps
53-foot Minnehaha Falls image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, October 27, 2010
5. 53-foot Minnehaha Falls
Part of the Minnehaha Historic District; #69000369
Below the Falls image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, October 27, 2010
6. Below the Falls
Above the Falls image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, October 27, 2010
7. Above the Falls
Nearby Sculpture image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, October 27, 2010
8. Nearby Sculpture
Hiawatha and Minnehaha
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 26, 2011, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 1,058 times since then and 90 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8. submitted on March 26, 2011, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin.
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