Mrs. Lyndon B. Johnson, the wife of the President of the United States is on?
Mrs. Lyndon B. Johnson, the wife of the President of the United States is on a five-day tour of the wilds of southwestern Texas. On Sunday (3 April) Mrs. Johnson and her party of 100, which included Interior Secretary Stewart Udall, took an 11-mile trip down the Rio Grande River. They travelled on rubber rafts.
The following day (4 April), Mrs. Johnson dedicated Fort Davis as a National Historic site. The fort, now completely restored, was a U.S. Army outpost for troops guarding the trail between El Paso and San Antonio in the 1870's.
The President's wife, who is an ardent conservationist, is one this tour on this tour to underscore the need to preserve the beauty of the United States.
The Big Bend National Park, the place where her tour is centred, is noted for its rugged semi-arid beauty. The Davis Mountains, which soar to heights of five to six thousand feet, are also located in this area.
In her speech at the Fort Davis dedication, Mrs. Johnson said: "Although Gemini Eight has taken us one step closer to the moon, we still have time to walk back in our past, still have time to preserve our heritage for the guidance of future generations. While we continue to explore new frontiers in outer space, we must exert more effort into making the world in which we live a better and more attractive place to work, play and to raise our families."