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Mrs. Johnson and the large contingent of women reporters had to leave Big Bend Park fairly early Monday morning because Mrs. Johnson was slated to dedicate Fort Davis National Historic Site about mid-morning. The group's advance planner didn't tell the ladies no restroom existed between the park basin and Alpine, well over one hundred miles. As a matter of record, not even a decent size bush to hide behind exists along most of the route of Highway 118.The ladies were pretty well loaded up with coffee when they left the park and by the time they had traveled fifty miles, nature was taking its course. Suddenly a secret service car followed by other security vehicles pulled out of the caravan and raced down the highway into Alpine. They surrounded Jack Roach's Exxon Station at the intersection of Highways 90 and 118. After cordoning off the area they inspected the restrooms, including the toilet paper, then locked the restrooms and the storeroom. When Lady Bird's vehicle arrived she was the first in and the first out. I don't know how may of the other ladies used those facilities, but for awhile there, old Jack didn't peddle much gasoline.
I watched the video, and thought about HMOD during the scene where the rafts were slamming into the canyon walls.
http://www.texasarchive.org/library/index.php/Trails_Through_TexasLady Bird's visit to Big Bend and other west Texas places you speak of are documented in this video.
Quote from: Homer67 on January 20, 2018, 01:53:56 PMhttp://www.texasarchive.org/library/index.php/Trails_Through_TexasLady Bird's visit to Big Bend and other west Texas places you speak of are documented in this video.Holy cow, talking about Throwback Thursday! Those were definitely not professional rafters.
Perhaps the shack is the old visitors center? It's at 22:35 in the video Homer67 posted.
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