9th Apr, 2016

LBJ 100 Cyclists Tour Texas Hill Country for Park Centennial

LBJ 100 Cyclists Tour Texas Hill Country for Park Centennial

Texas Hill CountryLast weekend’s LBJ 100 Bicycle Tour through Texas Hill Country began a series of exciting summer events surrounding the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service. “A Ride to Preserve History” kicked off from the Lyndon Baines Johnson National Historic Park in Stonewall Texas. The Ninth Annual LBJ 100 included scenic routes along our bucolic country roads and fields of wildflowers.

Lyndon Baines Johnson was the 36th president of the United States. He loved his Texas ranch in Johnson City. The National Historic Park in nearby Stonewall is a tribute to his legacy. About 2000 cyclists started finished and at the LBJ Ranch airstrip. 10 miles to 62 miles, passing majestic live oak, historic landmarks in Gillespie and Blanco.  In addition, LBJ’s daughter Lucy Johnson gave a guided bicycle tour around the LBJ Ranch.

Texas Hill CountryJohnson conducted presidential business from here.  Termed the Texas White House, this vast Hill Country acreage and its peaceful Hereford cattle gave solace to the President and his family.

Upcoming Events – LBJ National Historic Park

The National Park system began in 1916. The LBJ National Park in Stonewall is sustained by the efforts of the Friends of LBJ National Park. Celebrating the centennial in 2016, the Park will be hosting the following additional events:

  • May 7: Fort Griffin Fandango BBQ on the LBJ Ranch
  • June 4: Movies Under the Stars “Batman the Movie” 1966
  • June 7: Movie Under the Stars “National Parks of Texas”
  • July 16: Movie Under the Stars “The Rare Breed” 1966
  • August 27: Rates Laying Ceremony on LBJ’s Birthday
  • September 10: Movie Under the Stars “Around the World in 80 Days”
  • October 22: BBQ on the Pedernales
  • December 3: “A Timeless Christmas,” including the 1920’s Boyhood Home of LBJ and Johnson Settlement Cabin from the 1860’s – all decorated for the season

Friends of LBJ National Historic Park

Texas Hill CountryThe Friends of LBJ National Historic Park partners with the LBJ National Park Service to create a dynamic facility and national asset. The organization promotes public support for the care, preservation, and educational opportunities related to the LBJ Park. This includes programs and activities, special events for fundraising, and nurturing partnerships with businesses, organizations, and institutions to sustain the economic vitality of LBJ National Historic Park. Thus all the exciting events just a few minutes from Fredericksburg!

Real Estate Agents Texas Hill Country

For information about real estate investments in the heart of Texas Hill Country, including homes and land in Gillespie County, please contact Dale Cook of Sage Premium Texas Real Estate in Fredericksburg, Texas at 830-997-1035.

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