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The I-95 Dumfries Wayside Shelter in Virginia was dedicated by Lady Bird Johnson on May 11, 1965 Federal Highway Administrator Rex Whitton introduces Lady Bird Johnson to Douglas B. Fugate, Chairman and Commissioner of the Virginia Department of Highways.  Deputy Federal Highway Administrator Lawrence Jones (looking down) is to Mrs. Johnson's left.  Muriel Humphrey, wife of Vice President Hubert H. Humprey (in striped jacket) is to the right of the picture.
Participants in the Landscape-Landmark Tour listen to introductory remarks by Douglas B. Fugate, Chairman and Commissioner of the Virginia Department of Highways, at the Dumfries Wayside Shelter on I-95 in northern Virginia.  In front row, left to right, Virginia Governor Albertis Harrison, Lady Bird Johson, Federal Highway Administrator Rex Whitton, Muriel Humphrey, wife of Vice President Hubert H. Humphrey, and Mrs. Harrison. At the Dumfries Wayside Shelter on I-95, photographers on a platform record events as Lady Bird Johnson talks with Virginia Governor Albertis Harrison while Federal Highway Administrator Rex Whitton chats with Muriel Humphrey, wife of Vice President Hubert H. Humphrey.
Photographers records events as Federal Highway Administrator opens his notes while listening to Douglas B. Fugate, Chairman and Commissioner of the Virginia Department of Highways, with (left to right) Virginia Governor Albertis Harrison, Lady Bird Johnson, and Muriel Humphrey. Douglas B. Fugate, Chairman and Commissioner of the Virginia Department of Highways, addresses participants in the Landscape-Landmark Tour and visitors as dedication of the Dumfries Wayside Shelter gets underway.
Photographers on a platform and visitors watch Douglas B. Fugate, Chairman and Commissioner of the Virginia Department of Highways, begin the ceremony to dedicate the Dumfries Wayside Shelter. Governor Albertis Harrison of Virginia addresses participants in the Landscape-Landmark Tour at the Dumfries Wayside Shelter on I-95.
Federal Highway Administrator Rex Whitton tells the Landscape-Landmark Tour, "Highway builders were thrilled, as were millions of other Americans, when our President, Lyndon B. Johnson, said, ‘I want to make sure that the America we see from these major highways is a beautiful America.'" During dedication of the Dumfries Wayside Shelter, Federal Highway Administrator Rex Whitton introduced Lady Bird Johnson, calling her the "inspiration" for President Lyndon Johnson's America the Beautiful campaign.
Lady Bird Johnson, speaking to participants in the Landscape-Landmark Tour and observers at the Dumfries Wayside Shelter on I-95 in northern Virginia, said, "No one can drive this scenic highway without feeling a deep sense of gratitude for such a lush, green land, and a rush of pride in man's increasing determination to keep it within eyesight of the motorist." Lady Bird Johnson and Governor Albertis Harrison unveil a plaque at dedication of the I-95 Dumfries Wayside Shelter in Virginia.  Looking on is Douglas B. Fugate, Chairman and Commissioner of the Virginia Department of Highways.
Following the unveiling of a plaque at the dedication of the I-95 Dumfries Wayside Shelter, Muriel Humphrey, wife of Vice President Hubert H. Humphrey, joins Governor Albertis Harrison and Lady Bird Johnson. Posing for ceremonial photographers following dedication of the I-95 Dumfries Wayside Shelter in Virginia are Mrs. Muriel Humphrey, wife of Vice President Hubert H. Humphrey, Governor Albertis Harrison, Federal Highway Administrator Rex Whitton, and Lady Bird Johnson.
Left to right, Federal Highway Administrator Rex Whitton, Virginia Governor Albertis Harrison, Lady Bird Johnson, and Douglas B. Fugate, Chairman and Commissioner of the Virginia Department of Highways talk at the dedication of the I-95 Dumfries Wayside Shelter.

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Updated: 10/18/2013
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