The Man Who Ended The Darkness
Still, with 1,800 miles of line to build, the job seemed -- to families very eager for electricity -- to be taking a very long time. After the lines had been extended to their farms, and the farms were wired, they waited with wires hanging from the ceiling and bare bulbs at the end, for the lines to be energized. ...
But then one evening in November, 1939, the Smiths were returning from Johnson City ... and as they neared their farmhouse, something was different.
"Oh my God," her mother cried. "The house is on fire!"
But as they got closer, they saw the light wasn't fire. "No, Mama," Evelyn said. "The lights are on."
They were on all over the Hill Country. "And all over the Hill Country," Stella Gliddon says, "people began to name their kids for Lyndon Johnson."
--from Robert A. Caro, The Years of Lyndon Johnson: The Path To Power
The Dallas County Democratic Party
Invites you to attend our
LBJ 100TH BIRTHDAY PARTY
Celebrating the late Lyndon B. Johnson
America's Last Great President From Texas
Thursday, August 21, 2008
Inside The Brewery Building
703 McKinney Ave (at 1-35E and Woodall
Rodgers Fwy), Dallas
Tickets are $50.00
Seating is limited so RSVP today.
RSVP at email@example.com, by calling 214.821.8331, or purchase tickets online at this page.