LBJ Boyhood Home - Johnson City

Trip Start May 27, 2009
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Trip End Sep 19, 2013


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Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Lyndon Johnson's family moved from a farm near Stonewall, TX, to Johnson City (a distance of about 14 miles) two weeks after his fifth birthday. For most of the next twenty-four years, this was their home. The family life that Johnson experienced here as he grew to adulthood strongly influenced the man who became our 36th President. His father was a state legislator for 12 years. His mother was a college educated woman. Education was her passion. She taught elocution lessons and debating techniques to the neighborhood children.

His parents’ influence catapulted his public service that spanned more than 37 years and culminated in the presidency of the United States;  he ushered in landmark legislation such as Medicare, Head Start, the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and 43 national park authorizations or additions. As a boy, he learnt the value of education and his administration passed more than 60 education bills – a fitting tribute to his mother.

He never forget where he came from and worked hard to provide electricity throughout the rural counties that surround Johnson City. All his accomplishments have earned him a respect that is still alive today in the Texas Hill Country.
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