Clifton: U.S. Post Office and Heritage Plaza

During the cattle drive era, the Chisholm Trail passed right through Clifton and continued across the Bosque River. In Clifton’s Heritage Plaza, Bruce Greene’s stunning sculpture depicts a cowboy on horseback stopping by a watering hole so his horse can get a drink — a symbol of how the Chisholm Trail’s legacy lives on in Clifton through art. Also in Clifton, Ila Turner McAfee’s 1941 mural – “Texas Longhorn – A Vanishing Breed” – hangs in the post office, recalling a time when the majestic longhorn roamed carefree in these parts, through the cactus and blue bonnets.

The nearby Bosque Museum contains many exhibits from the county’s history, including the childhood log cabin of museum founder Jacob Olson and a collection of more than 150 guns dating back to the 1750s.

U.S. Post Office

  • Hours: Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Saturday, 8:30 – 11:30 a.m.
  • 407 W. 5th St., Clifton, TX
  • 254-675-3116

Bosque Museum

  • Hours: Tuesday – Saturday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Admission: $5, Children under 10: Free
  • 301 S Avenue Q, Clifton, TX 
  • 254-675-3845
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