Texas: Close to the Land

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"It's too hard to find the ranch if you don't know the country," explained the Governor's press secretary in Austin. "You drive south from San Antonio to Floresville. You turn left on the road to Pleasanton. You go exactly seven miles west out this road. There, at exactly 9:45 a.m., a car will be parked at the side of the road. It will either be a Pontiac or a Land Rover. The Governor will be in it."

He was. Texas' Democratic Governor John Connally wore Western boots, a big felt Stetson, checkered...

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