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on November 7, 2007 at 2:35:29 pm

A (Collective) History of Johnson City, TX


In previous pages, I have spoken about the effects of moving from a city like Austin to the small hill country town of Johnson City. What I neglected to describe was process of becoming an "active agent" within the town whether one intends to or not. By this I mean in a city, your actions will more than likely go unnoticed in the larger scheme of things. In a small town, your actions permeate the entire landscape, dare I say collective conscious, of everyone living there.


In this way, everyone also must buy into the collective history of little ol' Johnson City, whether they agree with its telling or not. And as I came to know, Johnson City has a very rich tradition of history surrounding its namesake, Lyndon Baines Johnson, the thirty-sixth President of the United States.

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