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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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