Category: Clovis History

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…

Let’s Talk Clovis: Eleanor Swenson, 1931 Clovis High Graduate

Eleanor Swenson (1914-2006) was born to Louis and Ida Swenson in the Scandinavian Colony near Sierra Vista and Dakota in…

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…

Let’s Talk Clovis: Myrtle Howison-Stone Family

In 1903, Myrtle Howison’s family left Warrensburg, Ohio and arrived in Clovis. Their relative John Cadwallader (1863-1938), a large landowner…

Let’s Talk Clovis: Phoebe Smith, 1914 Clovis High graduate

Of the original 40 students in the 1910 Clovis High School freshman class, only 17 (three men) graduated in 1914.…

Let’s Talk Clovis: 1908 and 1911 Autograph Entries

By Peg Bos, Clovis Museum Printed words define us, motivate us, preserve our past and often challenge us. Historically, autograph…

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…

Let’s Talk Clovis: Alma Lemmon’s 80th Birthday Party, 1979

By Peg Bos, Clovis Museum Alma Lemmon celebrated her 80th birthday party on Oct. 7, 1970. We will share a…

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…

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…

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.…

Let’s Talk Clovis: Clovis Memories of Frank De Luca, Part 2

By Peg Bos | Clovis Museum We continue Frank De Luca’s Clovis memories. His words capture the essence of Clovis…

Let’s Talk Clovis: Clovis Memories of Frank De Luca, Part 1

By Peg Bos |  Clovis Museum Frank De Luca shared memories of his life in Clovis on May 10, 2005…

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…

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…

Let’s Talk Clovis: “Clovis Greeting” by Mary Fletcher Norwood, 1903

By Peg Bos |  Clovis Museum We are sharing excerpts from the “Clovis Greeting,” published in 1903 by poetess Mary…

“Let’s Talk Clovis:” The Beauty and the Witcher Nola and Les Smith

By Peg Bos | Clovis Museum The Beauty, Nola (Magnolia) Dewees Smith (1900-1990) was born in Oklahoma. She was three…

“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…

“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…

“Let’s Talk Clovis” – Pioneer Widow Waite and Family

By Peg Bos | Clovis Museum We are sharing information about the life of Widow Waite which was authored by…

“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.…

“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)…

“Let’s Talk Clovis” – Ken “Festus” Curtis and wife Torrie

By Peg Bos | Clovis Museum Ken (1916-1991) and Torrie (1929-1997) Curtis moved here in 1980. He was born in…