On Nov 11, 2014, Paul Higbee presented the story of first
daughter, Luci Johnson's visit to Spearfish back in 1964. The audience was the Spearfish Area
Historical Society and the venue was the Spearfish Senior Citizen's Center.
|Luci Baines Johnson|
Luci was the teenage daughter of Lyndon and Lady Bird Johnson. She came to Spearfish to be the honorary Grand Marshall of the BHSC Swarm Day parade. The date was Oct 24, 1964. It was 10 days before the Lyndon Johnson and Barry Goldwater election and only eleven months after Kennedy was assassinated. The voting age was still 21.
Luci was a charming, friendly and eager Grand Marshall for the parade. A big and friendly crowd attended and filled the streets of Spearfish. There were 12 marching bands for the college half-time show.
|Luci Bains Johnson Honorary in Swarm Day Parade in Spearfish - Oct 24, 1964|
Ten days after Luci's visit, Lyndon Johnson and Hubert Humphrey lost the election in Spearfish, won in South Dakota and won the national election.