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About MidlandMidland is a West Texas oil center that lies on the former Chihuahua Trail, the Emigrant Road to California and the Comanche War Trail. The settlement, named in 1880 for its location halfway between Fort Worth and El Paso, was a quiet farming town until its economy changed in 1923 with the tapping of the huge Permian Basin petroleum supply.

President George W. Bush spent his formative years in Midland; the Bush family lived in the area 1948-59. While working in Houston, George W. was introduced to Laura Welch, a young librarian from his home town. The couple married in 1977 and made their home in Midland.

Visitor Centers Midland Chamber of Commerce 109 N. Main St. Midland, TX 79701. Phone:(432)683-3381 or (800)624-6435

Things to Do George W. Bush Childhood Home

Haley Library & History Center

Museum of the Southwest

Marian West and William Blanton Blakemore Planetarium

Petroleum Museum

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Midland, TX

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DoubleTree by Hilton

117 W Wall St. Midland, TX 79701

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Four Points by Sheraton Midland

5518 Starboard Dr. Midland, TX 79706

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Residence Inn by Marriott Midland

5509 Deauville Blvd. Midland, TX 79706

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601 E Interstate 20. Midland, TX 79701

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