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#ThrowbackThursday: LBJ stumps through Oklahoma in 1964

Homemade signs declare "We love Lyndon," "Hello Lyndon" and "L.B.J. 64" amid an enthusiastic crowd showing support for President Lyndon B. Johnson in September 1964. Johnson, who was in Oklahoma to campaign, made an appearance at the state fair, as well as helped dedicate the Eufaula Dam. Not everyone was a supporter, evident by a sign at the fair rally that proclaimed this was "Goldwater Country." However, Johnson won the presidential election by a "landslide" on Nov. 3, 1964, as reported in The Daily Oklahoman's "Election Special" edition. [JIM LUCAS/THE OKLAHOMAN ARCHIVES]
Homemade signs declare "We love Lyndon," "Hello Lyndon" and "L.B.J. 64" amid an enthusiastic crowd showing support for President Lyndon B. Johnson in September 1964. Johnson, who was in Oklahoma to campaign, made an appearance at the state fair, as well as helped dedicate the Eufaula Dam. Not everyone was a supporter, evident by a sign at the fair rally that proclaimed this was "Goldwater Country." However, Johnson won the presidential election by a "landslide" on Nov. 3, 1964, as reported in The Daily Oklahoman's "Election Special" edition. [JIM LUCAS/THE OKLAHOMAN ARCHIVES]

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Linda Lynn, News Research Editor

Linda Lynn

Linda Lynn was born and raised in rural Oklahoma. A graduate of Purcell High School, Lynn began working at The Oklahoman in 1987 as a reporter after earning a journalism degree from the University of Oklahoma. She has served as both a... Read more ›

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