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Fort Davis National Park Archives - Dedication Ceremony (1966)
Fort Davis National Historical Site
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    Driving through the desert towards Fort Davis National Historical Park
    Arriving at Fort Davis
    The drill field, outlined by the commanding officer's barracks
    A crowd watches as a historical reenactor saddles and mounts a horse
    Sign for Fort Davis
    62nd US Army Band from Fort Bliss
    Hoisting the flag
    The band begins!
    Almost 7,000 guests attend the dedication ceremony to see First Lady Lady Bird Johnson
    Superintendent of Fort Davis Frank Smith walks by Texas state representative Gene Hendryx. Also in attendance were Carlysle Graham Raht, famous Texas author and publisher; Barry Scobee, author and historian; Representative from El Paso Richard Crawford White; and Texas Governor John Connally and his wife, Nellie Connally.
    Johnson makes her speech
    Third to the right of Johnson is Interior Secretary Stewart Lee Udall
    NPS Director George B. Hartzog Jr.
    Johnson at the plaque with Udall
    Fort Davis Visitor Center
    Lady Bird Johnson