Category: Clovis History

“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…

“Let’s Talk Clovis” – First City of Clovis Marshall, 1912-1914, Jacob Calvin Horschman

By Peg Bos | Clovis Museum Portions of this article are based on a letter written by Luella and Donald…

“Let’s Talk Clovis” – Dee Douglas, Clovis Wagon Master

By Peg Bos | Clovis Museum Dee Douglas (born 1922) continues to achieve personal and professional goals that inspire and…

“Let’s Talk Clovis” The Mayo and Redford Families

By Peg Bos, Clovis Museum Charles Mayo was born on September 11, 1849 in Waterville, Maine. Waterville, located on the…

“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…

Let’s Talk Clovis: Ike Herrera, 1925-2016, Man of honor, dedication and service

By Peg Bos, Clovis Museum It was “cotton season” in Mendota (November 18, 1925) when Demetrio and Maria Herrera welcomed…

Let’s Talk Clovis: Lewis Willis Gibson, President 1912 Clovis Board of Trustees

By Peg Bos, Clovis Museum Lewis Wills Gibson, 1857-1937, became our first President of the Board of Trustees (City Council)…

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…

Let’s talk Clovis: “You can’t see the town for the people” Prose by William W. Wamsley, Part II

By Peg Bos, Clovis Museum We continue to quote the article (prose) composed by William W. Wamsley that was printed…

Let’s Talk Clovis: “You can’t see the town for the people” Prose by William W. Wamsley, Part I

By Peg Bos, Clovis Museum William W. Wamsley (Grandfather of Dwayne Wamsley) arrived here in the early 1910’s. He was…

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…

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…

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…

Let’s Talk Clovis: The Sweethearts of Clovis

By Peg Bos, Clovis Museum We have selected a few sweethearts of Clovis to review their courting, marriage and accomplishments…

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…

“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…

Let’s Talk Clovis: 1870 & 1880 Christmas at Academy

We share two Academy Christmas stories as remembered by sisters Jane Cole Estill, Harriet Cole Blasingame and Emma Cole Heiskell.…

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…

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…

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…

Let’s talk Clovis: Rozalie (Rosie) Filgas Maslowski, 1894-1987, Part 1

By Peg Bos, Clovis Museum The following article is based on the family history provided by Helen Maslowski-Holecek (daughter of…

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…