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Johnson City Travel Guide, Texas

Johnson City Travel Guide- Past and Present

Having the same name as other two cities Johnson City,Tennessee and Johnson City, New York, the one in Texas is unique in its own right.

The site has been known since the times of the Spanish, as it was famous for its silver and the Pedernales Valley offered a good stopping place on the route from Blanco to Colorado River. It was first the place for breeding cattle for the Johnson family, but the interest of this business was bought by James Polk Johnson. It was him who offered 320 acres for the construction of a town when the Blanco County inhabitants decided to gather in a city in order to protect them against Indian roaming. It wasn’t until Lyndon Baines Johnson, a relative of the founder of the city, began to climb in his political career that the city received modern utilities. The city is now known for lavender, wine art galleries and retail shopping. Johnson City and its surroundings is not a rich region, the income per person is around 14000 US dollars a year and 40000 per household.

Johnson City Travel Guide- Gifts of Nature and Mankind

Any Johnson City Travel Guide will recommend the huge park called Lyndon Baines Johnson National Historical Park which tries to give an image of what ranch life used to be like. The setting is offering: the banks of Pedernales River, old farm buildings, animals like long horned cattle, white tailed deer, turkeys displayed in their natural habitat. There is also a memorial house- Captain Perry Texas Ranger Museum. The legend says that Perry Cicero Rufus served as an army courier at the age of 13 and survived an Indian attack.

The Pedernales Falls State Park is about 8 miles east of the city, comprising wonderful waterfalls, animal life, a place to swim, camp or study nature. There is a canyon as well, protected by giant cypress trees and fern, protected in an area called Westcave Preserve.

Lavender fields may be enjoyed by staying at a famous inn called Chantilly Lace or by visiting farms such as Humming Bird, M&J Lavender Farm, Miller Creek Lavender. For sport lovers, there is Johnson City Swimming Pool and Johnson City Water Sports Area- a place for swimming, canoeing, kayaking and fishing on Pedernales River.

Johnson City Travel Guide- The City of Wine

As the city was founded on sunny hills, the main products of the region are grapes and wine. Immediately after the landscape changes from green to yellow, light brown and orange, more than 20 wineries start to harvest and produce wine. Tours, demonstrations, seminars and of course wine tasting are available all year long, but it would be better to inform yourself about the winery and what event interests you more. There are outdoor music performances, mother/father day celebrations, grill feasts or celebrations of summer solstice.

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