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

The Working Corrals

Lyndon B. Johnson National Historical Park

 
 
The Working Corrals Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, November 12, 2015
1. The Working Corrals Marker
Inscription. This, said Lyndon Johnson, was “where the cattle go out and the money comes in.” In the working pens, ranch hands tended to the herds—branding, castrating, doctoring, and, most importantly, loading cattle out for shipment after a sale. The ramp in front of you is a “loading chute” for loading cattle into trucks.

The majority of the cattle shipped off the ranch were from the Johnsonís beef herd—some of which he would simply purchase, clean up, and resell at a profit. Though LBJ was proudest of his registered Herefords (sold for breeding), much of his ranching revenue came from the sale of unregistered beef cattle.


President Johnson always kept a close eye on his ranch operations. The image of him handling steers or working a bull is appealing, but most of the physical labor on the ranch was done by a handful of ranch hands—many of them long-time employees, such as Dale Malechek, ranch foreman.
 
Erected by National Park Service.
 
Location. 30° 15.522′ N, 98° 37.448′ W. Marker is near Stonewall, Texas, in Gillespie County. Marker is on Malecek Road 1.2 miles north of Park Road 49, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker
The Working Corrals and The Show Barn Markers image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, November 12, 2015
2. The Working Corrals and The Show Barn Markers
Corrals and loading chute in background
The Working Corrals marker is on left
is located next to the Show Barn 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 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Show Barn (here, next to this marker); Bringing Washington Home (a few steps from this marker); Watering the Landscape (approx. 0.4 miles away); The LBJ Ranch: A Living Legend (approx. half a mile away); The Environmental First Lady (approx. 0.6 miles away); LBJ – The Image (approx. 0.8 miles away); The Environmental President (approx. 0.9 miles away); Conserving the Landscape (approx. 1.1 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 5, 2015.)
2. Ranching the LBJ Way brochure from the National Park Service. (Submitted on December 5, 2015.)
 
Categories. Agriculture
 
Bringing Washington Home, The Working Corrals,<br>and The Show Barn Markers image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, November 12, 2015
3. Bringing Washington Home, The Working Corrals,
and The Show Barn Markers
The Working Corrals marker on right side of road
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 5, 2015, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 138 times since then and 38 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on December 5, 2015, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.
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