Timeless Christmas Activities Postponed
Due to the winter weather forecast for December 7, the Timeless Christmas activities in Johnson City are being postponed. Please join us on December 14 from 6 - 9 pm for evening tours of the Boyhood Home and cider and cookies at the Johnson Settlement.
When the Texas Hill Country was first explored by Euro-American settlers in the early to mid-1800s, wild species of native grasses three to five feet tall were dominant. The landscape resembled a sea of grass, while at the same time the slopes were mostly covered with stunted live oaks and cedar, miles of brush country and tall, thin grass coexisting together. Wild pine and cedar (ashe juniper) grew in the area, but their growth was restricted by infrequent prairie fires. Oaks, primarily live oak, but including post, blackjack and Spanish or red, were clearly the predominant trees in the original Hill Country.
Did You Know?
President Johnson flew home to his Texas ranch 74 times during his 5 years in office, living and working for 490 days—or about one-fourth of his presidency—at the Texas White House. Here he confers with Gen. William Westmoreland on May 30, 1968. Lyndon B. Johnson National Historical Park