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Monday, September 20, 2010

Kerrville gets a new library, Part 4

My long-time friend Raye Haney brought by some photos she took the day the Butt-Holdsworth Memorial Library opened, in August 1967.   It was a big day for Kerrville and Kerr County.  One of the featured guests was the First Lady, Lady Bird Johnson.   Here are a few images from Raye's photos.


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Mayor Gordon Monroe and Lady Bird Johnson.
Opening of the Butt-Holdsworth Memorial Library, Kerrville, Aug. 1967

Part of the ceremony was the planting of a tree.
Mary Elizabeth Holdsworth Butt (in hat), Howard Butt (Sr.),
and Lady Bird Johnson
Opening of the Butt-Holdsworth Memorial Library, Kerrville, Aug. 1967

And the dirt flew.  Howard Butt seems to get a chuckle at this.
Opening of the Butt-Holdsworth Memorial Library, Kerrville, Aug. 1967
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1 comment:

  1. I remember that day very well. My mom and I went. I was standing just off the the left when she shoveled the dirt for the new tree. I remember some friends and I crowded around and looked through the window of her car. I'm sure today that no one would be able to get that close to the first lady's car.

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