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

Low Water Crossing

Lyndon B. Johnson National Historical Park

 
 
Low Water Crossing Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, November 12, 2015
1. Low Water Crossing Marker
Inscription. For many years this low-water crossing served as the primary access to the LBJ Ranch; for non-Texans, it served as a dramatic entry into LBJís world. The construction of this dam and crossing was the first improvement made to the ranch by Lyndon Johnson after he purchased it in 1951. In times of high water, the Johnsons had to fly out or go out the back of the ranch. The first bridge over this stretch of the Pedernales was not built until 1968.

Behind you is the East Gate to the ranch—the main entrance. During the presidential years, security here was heavy. When the President and Mrs. Johnson visited the ranch, so did dozens of Secret Service agents. Even when the Johnsons were away, the Secret Service kept watch over the property. Most of the equipment and structures built for security reasons still remain.
 
Erected by National Park Service.
 
Location. 30° 14.361′ N, 98° 37.242′ W. Marker is near Stonewall, Texas, in Gillespie County. Marker is on Park Road 49 0.1 miles west of Bailey Road, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is located on the LBJ 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
Marker near Pedernales River Crossing and the East Gate image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, November 12, 2015
2. Marker near Pedernales River Crossing and the East Gate
8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Longhorn Cattle and White-Tail Deer (approx. 0.2 miles away); Friendship Stones (approx. ľ mile away); Conserving the Landscape (approx. ľ mile away); Sauer-Beckmann Living History Farm (approx. ľ mile away); The Texas White House (approx. ľ mile away); Lifetime of Service (approx. 0.3 miles away); A Grand Entrance (approx. 0.3 miles away); What is the President pointing to anyway? (approx. 0.3 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 6, 2015.)
 
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Pedernales River Crossing to Ranch Road 1 image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, November 12, 2015
3. Pedernales River Crossing to Ranch Road 1
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 6, 2015, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 162 times since then and 38 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on December 6, 2015, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.
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