President and Mrs. Johnson in Stonewall, Texas

"All my life I have drawn strength and something more from those Texas Hills." Lyndon Johnson’s internal compass pointed west to the Texas hill country where visitors saw him at his most unvarnished, full of over- flowing exuberance. During his five years in the presidency, Johnson made the ranch a virtual extension of the White House. President and Mrs. Johnson walk through a field of wildflowers at the LBJ Ranch, Stonewall, Texas. July, 1968. (Photo from the Lyndon B. Johnson Presidential Library)