Credit: NPS/Cynthia Dorminey
Sam and Rebekah Johnson moved their family into this home in Johnson City in 1913 and raised 5 children here. Lyndon Johnson, the oldest of the children, was 5 when the family moved here from the family farm in Stonewall, Texas. The approximately 300 residents of rural Johnson City had no electricity or indoor plumbing, unlike folks living in larger cities such as Austin, Texas. Many of the programs that came into being during Lyndon Johnson's presidency were intended to help provide the same opportunities to people regardless of their circumstances.
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