Love Field illuminates location where LBJ was sworn in

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DALLAS – After almost 52 years, Love Field has officially marked the location where President Lyndon Baines Johnson took the oath of office aboard Air Force One as it sat parked on the ramp.

On Wednesday afternoon, contractors turned on a light embedded into the concrete where Southwest Airlines jets taxi in and out of the gates. Inches away from the light sits a 43-pound bronze marker flush into the ground which lists the historic events of Nov. 22, 1963….

Using an old photograph of Air Force One that day and locating landmarks at Love Field, Rookstool helped the city and contractors pinpoint the exact location at the airport where LBJ put his hand on JFK’s Catholic Prayer book….

Four years ago Gary Mack, late curator at TheSixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza, and Jonathan Massey of Corgan Architects, with assistance from Brett Stolle, manuscript curator at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force Research Division at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, conducted the first search to try and identify the location of LBJ’s swearing in at Love Field, the museum said.

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