Texas Bucket List – L: President LBJ ~ Blogging Through the Alphabet

Years ago, my mom and I stopped by a presidential home in northern Texas. (It was the childhood home of President Eisenhower.) I enjoyed the stop and found it really interesting. That has made me want to make a visit to see the sites related to President Lyndon B Johnson.

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I have been very close to the Johnson family ranch, yet have not had opportunity to stop at the Lyndon B. Johnson National Historical Park.

The LBJ Ranch is part of the National Park Service, having been donated to it by President Johnson and his wife. They donated it during their lives with the retention of ownership and use until they passed away. President Johnson died in 1973 and Mrs. Johnson continued to live on the ranch until her death in 2007.

Visitors to the Ranch are able to tour it at their own pace and in their own vehicles. On the tour of the Ranch, you can see President Johnson’s birth place, the Johnson family cemetary, and the Texas White House. President Johnson was born, lived, and died on this Ranch; it truly was his home. The one room schoolhouse, called Junction School, where he attended is still standing, as well.

Education is the only passport from poverty.

– Lyndon B. Johnson

Additionally, you can visit the Johnson family settlement from the 1860s. Johnson’s grandfather and great-uncle started a cattle business on the property. The site and an exhibit on the modern cattle business are available.

There are guided tours available; visit the NPS site for more information on those.

There is a lot to do at the LBJ Ranch and I sure would like to visit sometime. It is always interesting to see what influences our leaders. Perhaps when we hit this portion of history in the coming year, we can take a day trip down there.

Blessings,
At Home.

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This is a weekly series and will be linked weekly with the Blogging Through The Alphabet co-hosts:
Amanda at Hopkins Homeschool
Kirsten at Doodle Mom
Jennifer at Worth a Bowed Head
Kimberley at Vintage Blue Suitcase
Desiree at Our Homeschool Notebook
Markie at My Life As Mrs. Cooks
Hilary at Walking Fruitfully

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4 thoughts on “Texas Bucket List – L: President LBJ ~ Blogging Through the Alphabet

  1. Kristen August 6, 2018 at 10:32 am Reply

    I volunteered with a Park Ranger who had worked at the JBJ NHP. She worked there when Mrs. Johnson was still alive – said she was the nicest person.

    • 3gigglygirlsathome August 6, 2018 at 11:44 am Reply

      That’s neat. I have heard Mrs. Johnson was a really great lady. She did a lot for our state!

  2. Annette V August 14, 2018 at 10:51 am Reply

    sounds like an excellent place to visit. driving around a ranch and learning history… A good thing that! 🙂

    • 3gigglygirlsathome August 15, 2018 at 11:55 pm Reply

      It does sound like a neat place, doesn’t it? Hope to go sometime.

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