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Let’s Talk Clovis: Clovis Copper Mining

By Peg Bos | Clovis Museum Mining for gold was not profitable for the early gold miners in our area. Two copper mines were founded...

Let’s Talk Clovis: 1957 Clovis Business Directory

By Peg Bos, Clovis Museum We are sharing information published in 1957 by the Clovis Chamber of Commerce that was “Dedicated to the Education and...

Let’s Talk Clovis: 1915 and 1920 Clovis Sanitariums and 1944 Clovis Sierra Vista Hospital

Early Clovis pioneers relied on home remedies and traveling physicians to provide their medical needs. Doctors were on duty 24 hours, seven days a...

“Let’s Talk Clovis” – July 4th, 1982, The Clovis Way

By Peg Bos, Clovis Museum We are reviewing Clovis’ Independence Day Celebration, which was held at the Clovis High football field in 1982. The joint...

Let’s Talk Clovis: The James Wiggins Cate Family

James Wiggins Cate, the 10th of 12 children, was born in 1828 in New Hampshire. In 1838, his family relocated to Adams County, Illinois....

“Let’s Talk Clovis” – Stephen H. Cole, father of Clovis M. Cole

By Peg Bos | Clovis Museum We are sharing information from of the biography of Stephen H. Cole (printed 1891) in the “Memorial and Biographical...

Let’s Talk Clovis: It’s time to Rodeo

We begin to experience an anticipation of something historical and special happening in Clovis as the last week end of April approaches. This year...

Let’s Talk Clovis: May Case, 1873-1967, Clovis Pioneer Journalist

By Peg Bos, Clovis Museum Though small in stature, 4 feet 9 ¾ inches, 88 pounds, May Case was the most visible, informed woman in...

Let’s Talk Clovis: Frank Drury, Grand Old Man of Clovis

By Peg Bos |  Clovis Museum Frank Holloway Drury (1852-1953) remains “The Grand Old Man of Clovis.” He was a charismatic, successful human being when...

Let’s Talk Clovis: Clovis Police Chief Thomas W. Higgason (1956-1980)

Photo courtesy of Clovis Museum - Pictured from left to right: W. Nelson, Jim May, Thomas  Higgason and Chief Bruce Spurgeon pose for a photo...

Let’s Talk Clovis: William Temple Cole’s Family of 10 daughters

By Peg Bos, Clovis Museum William Temple Cole was born in Missouri on August 2, 1825. He was a descendant and namesake of a companion...

Let’s Talk Clovis: Survival of the 1920 Clovis Union High School

By Peg Bos |  Clovis Museum In April of 1981, the County of Fresno requested an assessment of the historical and architectural significance of the...

Let’s Talk Clovis: Remembering 1936-2006 reunions

By Peg Bos, Clovis Museum The ninth Clovis High all school reunion will be held on June 3, 4, and 5, 2016. The activities will...

“Let’s Talk Clovis” Phoebe Jane (Waite) Nelson (1866-1949), fourth child of Pioneer Widow Waite

By Peg Bos | Clovis Museum Phoebe Jane (Waite) Nelson wrote about her childhood and courtship in the 1870s-80s. Frank Burritt (his mother Alice was...

Let’s Talk Clovis: Glenn Reyburns’ Memories of Clovis High, 1899-1904

Glenn Reyburn (1878-1979) was the third of nine children of Joseph D. and Mary Ellen Reyburn. The family arrived here in 1881 and acquired...

Let’s Talk Clovis: Herbert G. and Anna Johnson, 1902 Clovis pioneers

Herbert’s parents Samuel Johnson (1831-1893) and Hannah Hall Johnson (1842-1877) lived in New York state when he was born in 1866. He died at...

Let’s Talk Clovis: 1924 Clovis First State Bank robbery

The First State Bank in Clovis was established in 1903 by Richard Norrish (1844-1939) a wealthy immigrant from England. The first bank was located...

Let’s Talk Clovis: Major General Jon Gallinetti, US Marine Corps, Ret.

By Peg Bos, Clovis Museum Major General Jon Gallinetti’s life is representative of the Marine Corps motto: “Semper Fidelis” (always faithful, always loyal)....

“Let’s Talk Clovis” – Celebrating Seferina Herrera Franco’s 100th Birthday

By Peg Bos, Clovis Museum | Contributed Seferina Herrera Franco was born on August 26, 1916. See the ad adjacent to this article for your...

“Let’s Talk Clovis” Shelby Cox, Clovis Police Officer for 52 years

Clovis Police Officer Sgt. Shelby Cox has supported the public safety of Clovis for 52 years. His role model father Leroy Cox (1913-2006) retired...

Let’s Talk Clovis: Remembering our early days

By Peg Bos, Clovis Museum Yokuts (Yokotch) were the Central California Native Americans who lived here 5,000 to 8,000 years prior to the 1769 arrival...

Let’s Talk Clovis: Civic Leader Alfred Peter Biglione (1900-1988)

We are sharing an undated article Alfred Biglione wrote regarding the history of his family and his early life here in Clovis. Al’s parents, Antonio...

“Let’s Talk Clovis” Honoring all Veterans and fifty-nine Clovis Gold Star Heroes

By Peg Bos, Clovis Museum The Clovis Museum will continue its tradition of honoring 59 Clovis Gold Star Heroes by reading their names and honoring...

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