Official Website of the Crawford Chamber of Commerce
The hometown of the 43rd President George W. and Laura Bush is small in size, with a population of 705, but big in heart and history. Main Street, also known as Lone Star Parkway or Hwy 317, is home to shops and businesses located in renovated historic buildings. Shoppers will find an array of items from the quaint, to the collectable, Presidential and Texas souvenirs. Hungry visitors to Crawford will find hamburgers, fried pickles and deli items. Near the railroad track sits another piece of Crawford history that both kids and grown-ups enjoy. The old jail has been around for almost a century. Visitors may also experience a taste of Crawford's role in the making of history today as they walk the streets of the town where Presidential dignitaries have walked and shopped. Many citizens have a story to tell about an encounter with President Bush who comes to his ranch frequently.
Visitors to Tonkawa Falls will want to treat themselves to the magical beauty of a 14-foot waterfall rushing into a natural swimming hole below overhanging bluffs. Drive over the falls on a brand new bridge for a beautiful view or call City Hall to rent a spot for the night at the Tonkawa RV Park (254-486-2125). Swimming in the park is allowed during the rainy season only so plan to visit during early spring. Picnickers can find a grassy spot or choose one of several rock tables in the park created by a government works project(WPA)during the Great Depression. No one will want to leave without a glimpse of the incredible view from the pavilion of the old rock clubhouse.
Petroglyphs carved into the rock bed of Tonk Creek centuries ago can be traced by the dozens when the creek dries up in the summer. Many believe the Tonkawa Indians left these mysterious pictures.
After visiting Crawford you will realize why
President Bush loves to call Crawford his home.
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