LJB_SwearingInVia the Dallas Morning News there is a fight brewing between Texas and Ohio over the permanent home of the Boeing 707 that served as Air Force One at the time President Kennedy’s assassination elevated Vice President Lyndon B. Johnson to the presidency. It’s in Ohio now but many Texans, led by the LBJ Foundation, want it relocated to Texas. It seems like Texas has the stronger case. That plane, on which President Kennedy made his final flight and on which President Johnson took the oath of office, is most historically connected to Texas and it should be displayed in Texas as a way to more fully tell the story it is so closely associated with. The one photo of that plane that most people in America would instantly recognize and identify is the photo of LBJ taking the oath in the cabin of the plane while it was on the ground at Dallas Love Field. It is doubtful Ohio has any claim to trump that.

Posted January 21, 2014 by Nathanael Ferguson