Lyndon B. Johnson National Historical Park / Kelly Carper Polden and the Lyndon B. Johnson National Historical Park ; foreword by Lynda Johnson Robb.

Author
Polden, Kelly Carper [Browse]
Format
Book
Language
English
Published/​Created
Charleston, S.C. : Arcadia Pub., ©2010.
Description
127 pages : chiefly illustrations ; 24 cm.

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Series
Images of America [More in this series]
Summary note
Pres. Lyndon B. Johnson (LBJ) took pride in his heritage and in the Texas Hill Country roots of his pioneer ancestors. He delighted in showing guests the ancestral settlement, and his birthplace, boyhood home, and the family treasure: the LBJ Ranch and the home that became known as the Texas White House. LBJ generously gifted these cherished assets to the people of the United States. Lyndon B. Johnson National Historical Park holds more assets significant to an American president than any other U.S. presidential site. Visitors may stroll through the Johnson Settlement, stepping back in time to the 1860s, when President Johnson's ancestors helped settle Johnson City, which was named after James Polk Johnson, nephew to LBJ's grandfather. The Boyhood Home and Visitor Center are located close to the Johnson Settlement, and visitors can tour the reconstructed Birthplace and enjoy a scenic drive through the LBJ Ranch before touring the Texas White House. This book illustrates the significance of LBJ's heritage and the circle of life represented by what is both a birthplace and a final resting place.--amazon.com.
Contents
Foreword by Lynda Johnson Robb -- Acknowledgments -- Introduction -- 1. The Johnson Settlement -- 2. The Johnson City Community -- 3. The birthplace -- 4. The boyhood home -- 5. The LBJ Ranch and the Texas White House --- 6. The Park.
ISBN
  • 9780738579610 ((pbk.))
  • 0738579610 ((pbk.))
LCCN
2010935615
OCLC
668196057
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