The death of Lady Bird Johnson produced numerous recollections of her “beautification” campaign. One local link to that legacy seems to have gone missing.
In 1966, the Washoe County Library opened its new building, whose interior design was of such striking beauty that it produced a letter of congratulations from the first lady.
That letter was framed and on display for a time, and at some point went missing. After her death, the RN&R inquired whether the letter has ever surfaced. Another search was made over the past week without success. Library director Nancy Cummings reports, “Unfortunately, the letter seems to have disappeared. When we had our… centennial celebration several years ago, library staff searched high and low for it and did not find it. Again, we searched for it, but did not come up with it. We can’t seem to find a copy of the letter, either.”
Anyone knowing the location of the letter should contact Cummings.