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

President's Ranch Trail

 
 
President's Ranch Trail Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, November 12, 2015
1. President's Ranch Trail Marker
Inscription. 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 dimension was added to the history of the building when, on December 29, 1963, Chancellor Ludwig Erhard of West Germany and United States Secretary of State Dean Rusk attended a Texas-style barbecue here as guests of President Lyndon Baines Johnson, former Stonewall student.
 
Location. 30° 14.233′ N, 98° 39.78′ W. Marker is in Stonewall, Texas, in Gillespie County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Peach Street and Loring Street, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is located at the west end of Stonewall Elementary School next to the gymnasium. Marker is at or near this postal address: 220 Peach St, Stonewall TX 78671, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Lyndon Baines Johnson (within shouting distance of this marker); Major Israel M. Nunez (within shouting distance of this marker); Stonewall Community Cemetery (approx. 0.3 miles away); Triumphing Over Tragedy – The Danz Family Story
President's Ranch Trail Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, November 12, 2015
2. President's Ranch Trail Marker
(approx. 1.6 miles away); Within These Walls / Small Spaces, Many Faces (approx. 2.2 miles away); What is the President pointing to anyway? (approx. 2.2 miles away); A Grand Entrance (approx. 2.2 miles away); Aviation: Key to the Texas White House (approx. 2.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Stonewall.
 
Also see . . .  President's Ranch Trail. From the Texas State Historical Associationís “Handbook of Texas Online”. (Submitted on November 26, 2015.) 
 
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Stonewall Elementary School Gymnasium image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, November 12, 2015
3. Stonewall Elementary School Gymnasium
Marker is to the left of the gymnasium
View to Southwest from Peach Street image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, November 12, 2015
4. View to Southwest from Peach Street
Marker and gymnasium may be seen in the center background of the image
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 26, 2015, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 186 times since then and 32 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on November 26, 2015, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.
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