Near Stonewall in Gillespie County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
The Environmental First Lady
Lyndon B. Johnson National Historical Park
The Beautification Act of 1965, known as “Lady Birdís Bill,” is the most well-known result of her tireless work. Often associated only with wildflowers, Lady Bird Johnson emphasized that “beautification” meant much more. It meant clean water, clean air, clean roadsides, and preservation of landmarks, parks and wilderness areas.
Her commitment to the natural world resulted in a national awareness not seen prior to her time as first lady, and it served as a catalyst for the modern environmental movement. Lady Bird Johnson demonstrated that through the activism of one person great change can happen.
“The environment is ... not only a mirror of ourselves, but a focusing on what we can become.”
Lady Bird Johnson
(Left Photo Caption)
Planting trees in Washington, D.C., 1968
Erected by National Park Service.
Location. 30° 15.032′ N, 98° 37.17′ Touch for map. Marker is located 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 walking distance of this marker. Watering the Landscape (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Environmental President (approx. 0.3 miles away); The LBJ Ranch: A Living Legend (approx. 0.4 miles away); LBJ – The Image (approx. 0.4 miles away); Conserving the Landscape (approx. half a mile away); Bringing Washington Home (approx. 0.6 miles away); The Working Corrals (approx. 0.6 miles away); The Show Barn (approx. 0.6 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 B. Johnson NHP. The markers are in order as you would encounter them on the driving tour.
Also see . . .
1. Lyndon B. Johnson National Historical Park - Official Website. (Submitted on December 4, 2015.)
2. Lady Bird Johnson brochure from the National Park Service. (Submitted on December 4, 2015.)
Categories. • Environment • Politics •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 4, 2015, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 159 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on December 4, 2015, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.