Dead Presidents

Historical facts, thoughts, ramblings and collections on the Presidency and about the Presidents of the United States.

By Anthony Bergen
E-Mail: bergen.anthony@gmail.com
Posts tagged "LBJ Ranch"

January 22, 1973: Walter Cronkite breaks into programming to announce that former President Lyndon B. Johnson has died in Texas at the age of 64.

Cronkite reports the details of LBJ’s death as he receives them live on-the-air during a telephone call with LBJ aide Tom Johnson.

Here are the graves of Lyndon Johnson and Lady Bird Johnson in the family cemetery at the LBJ Ranch near Johnson City, Texas.  I believe these photos are from my first visit to the LBJ Ranch, which was in May 2010.

Pedernales River, LBJ Ranch, Johnson City, Texas
There are famous photos of LBJ and Lady Bird driving over this road on the Pedernales River to their ranch house:

Pedernales River, LBJ Ranch, Johnson City, Texas

There are famous photos of LBJ and Lady Bird driving over this road on the Pedernales River to their ranch house:

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Here are the graves of Lyndon Johnson and Lady Bird Johnson in the family cemetery at the LBJ Ranch near Johnson City, Texas.  I believe these photos are from my first visit to the LBJ Ranch, which was in May or June of 2010.

And just to bring it all together, here are buffalo grazing on the land surrounding the LBJ Ranch near Johnson City, Texas during my visit there on December 12, 2010.  Clearly, LBJ also knew what awesome animals buffalo are (I like calling them “buffalo” instead of “American bison”, so if I’m using that name incorrectly, write down your complaint and submit it through the proper channels.)

American bison grazing on land across the Pedernales River from the LBJ Ranch near Stonewall, Texas (December 2010)

I’m just organizing some of the folders on my computer and finding some LBJ-related photos that you guys might enjoy.  By the way, my experience in Texas might have been more pleasant had it been centered around the peace and beauty of the LBJ Ranch in the Hill Country with limited visits from time-to-time into Austin only to hang out at the LBJ Library.  And air-conditioning 24/7/365.

LBJ Ranch, Johnson City, Texas

A wagon fixture decorated for Christmas outside of the LBJ Ranch in Johnson City, Texas

Photo by Erica, Sweet Sunday Photography
(Erica’s Tumblr)

Pedernales River, LBJ Ranch, Johnson City, Texas

There are famous photos of LBJ and Lady Bird driving over this road on the Pedernales River to their ranch house:

Photo by Erica, Sweet Sunday Photography
(Erica’s Tumblr)

Pedernales River, LBJ Ranch, Johnson City, Texas

Sunset over the Pedernales River on the LBJ Ranch in Johnson City, Texas

Photo by Erica, Sweet Sunday Photography
(Erica’s Tumblr)

LBJ Ranch, Johnson City, Texas

Sunset from the rear of the one-room schoolhouse that Lyndon Johnson attended as a boy near the LBJ Ranch in Johnson City, Texas

Photo by Erica, Sweet Sunday Photography
(Erica’s Tumblr)

LBJ Ranch, Johnson City, Texas

The one-room schoolhouse that Lyndon Johnson attended as a boy near the LBJ Ranch in Johnson City, Texas

Photo by Erica, Sweet Sunday Photography
(Erica’s Tumblr)

Ranch Road 1, Johnson City, Texas

Ranch Road 1 is the quiet Hill Country highway that runs along the Pedernales River directly in front of the LBJ Ranch.

Photo by Erica, Sweet Sunday Photography
(Erica’s Tumblr)