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

The Environmental First Lady

Lyndon B. Johnson National Historical Park

 
 
The Environmental First Lady Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, November 12, 2015
1. The Environmental First Lady Marker
Inscription. Lady Bird Johnsonís 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 with her to the White House.

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′ 
The Environmental First Lady Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, November 12, 2015
2. The Environmental First Lady Marker
View to southwest from Bailey Road
W. Marker is near Stonewall, Texas, in Gillespie County. Marker is on Bailey Road 0.8 miles north of Park Road 49, on the left when traveling north. 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. EnvironmentPolitics
 
View to North from Bailey Road image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, November 12, 2015
3. View to North from Bailey Road
 
 
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 138 times since then and 55 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on December 4, 2015, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.
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