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Let’s Talk Clovis: Ernest Harwell (1885-1971) musician, inventor and Clovis mentor

We shared information in our last article on the talented Harwell family. In addition to being a talented musician and inventor, Ernest Harwell authored...

Let’s Talk Clovis: Peter Maslolwski, 1889-1978, Part II

By Peg Bos, Clovis Museum We continue the story of the Maslowski family that is based on the family history written by their daughter Helen...

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: Cattle, water and Colonies

By Peg Bos, Clovis Museum When mining for gold became too laborious and unprofitable in the early 1850’s, pioneers turned to the vast open range...

“Let’s Talk Clovis” 1975 Clovis Citizens’ Hall of Fame

By Peg Bos, Clovis Museum In 1975 Russell Mazzei was the publisher of the Clovis Independent and Tribune. Mazzei initiated the first Clovis Hall of...

Let’s Talk Clovis: Clovis Men at the 1924 First State Bank Robbery

By Peg Bos, Clovis Museum We have written a melodrama about the 1924 Clovis historic bank robbery. Tomas Griffin (The Owl) and his moll Catherine...

Let’s Talk Clovis: The 1896 Clovis Hotel and McCord’s Hall

  By Peg Bos, Clovis Museum   The arrival of the San Joaquin Valley railroad in 1891 and the Fresno Flume and Irrigation in 1893 created jobs...

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” – 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: Clovis Union High School, 1915

By Peg Bos, Clovis Museum The following story is based on the 1915 “Manual and course of study of Clovis Union High School.” The opening...

Let’s Talk Clovis: The Clovis Independent; May 7, 1953

In 1953, the town of Clovis had a population of approximately 3,000. The city limits had not expanded from the 1912 (1.00 square mile)...

“Let’s Talk Clovis” – The Clovis Independent, June 21, 1932

By Peg Bos | Clovis Museum We are sharing information that was printed in the above Clovis Independent edition. S.S. Case and May Case were...

Let’s Talk Clovis: ‘Clovis Rodeo Memories’

By Elaine Bell & Peg Bos, Clovis Museum Elaine Bell is the granddaughter of Maude Kirkpatrick Bell, who was born in Clovis on April 19,...

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: 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: 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: The first 50 years of Clovis

By Peg Bos, Clovis Museum The Clovis Chamber of Commerce, Clovis City and a citizen committee published “The History of Clovis, 50 years of progress”...

“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: 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” 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...

“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: Critique of 1915-1920 Clovis Tribune articles

By Peg Bos |  Clovis Museum A March 1, 1938 press release proclaimed: “One of California’s great country editors, Harry E. Armstrong, 76, publisher of...

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...

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