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

Watering the Landscape

Lyndon B. Johnson National Historical Park

 
 
Watering the Landscape Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, November 12, 2015
1. Watering the Landscape Marker
Inscription. In the Texas Hill Country water is more precious than gold. The Pedernales River and the many local creeks are the main sources of water for irrigation. As droughts are common here, supplemental irrigation was necessary for President Johnson to maintain his fields of oats, winter wheat, and grass. The Valley Irrigation Systems rolled across the landscape providing previous water to a thirsty land. Johnson understood that water was priceless. He enacted several pieces of legislation to ensure wise use of water resources. He once said he wanted to be remembered as the “conservation president.”

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Lyndon Johnson examines his fields, 1954.
 
Erected by National Park Service.
 
Location. 30° 15.208′ N, 98° 37.198′ W. Marker is near Stonewall, Texas, in Gillespie County. Marker is on Bailey Road one mile north of Park Road 49, on the left when traveling west. 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. The Environmental First Lady (approx. 0.2 miles away); The LBJ Ranch: A Living Legend
Watering the Landscape Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, November 12, 2015
2. Watering the Landscape Marker
View to southwest from Bailey Road
(approx. 0.4 miles away); Bringing Washington Home (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Working Corrals (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Show Barn (approx. 0.4 miles away); LBJ – The Image (approx. half a mile away); The Environmental President (approx. half a mile away); Conserving the Landscape (approx. 0.7 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 . . .  Lyndon B. Johnson National Historical Park - Official Website. (Submitted on December 4, 2015.)
 
Categories. Agriculture
 
View to West from Bailey Road image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, November 12, 2015
3. View to West 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 110 times since then and 28 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on December 4, 2015, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.
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