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Let’s Talk Clovis: Family of Francis Smith Estill

The spelling of the Estill name has been changed many times. The first record of the family name was “d’Estelle” in a 1525 marriage...

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: 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 their son Ike (birthed in...

Let’s Talk Clovis: 1917 Fresno County and Clovis

We want to share information that was published by the Fresno County Chamber of Commerce in 1917. It was titled, “Fruitful Fresno, The Superlative...

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: 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”). We are...

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” – 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 Horschman sharing the life of...

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. Their class motto: “Look...

Let’s Talk Clovis: ‘Growing up in Clovis’ by Esther Jessie Keller Benschoter (1908-1984), Part...

Peg Bos, Clovis Museum We are sharing Esther Jessie Keller Benschoter’s story that was written in the 1950s about her remembrance of Old Town during...

Let’s Talk Clovis: The Williams’ 1910 ‘house’ wagon trip to Monterey

We are sharing portions from a diary of a 1910 “house” wagon trip from Clovis to Monterey that was recorded by Mary E. Williams....

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: Honoring all Veterans and 59 Clovis Gold Star Heroes

The Clovis Museum will continue its tradition of honoring 59 Clovis Gold Star Heroes and all veterans at its monthly “Let’s Talk Clovis” program...

Let’s Talk Clovis: Kingen Family 5-10-15 Cent Store (1938-1946)

Dime stores evolved in the late 19th century. They became a major contributor to our economy. Frank Woolworth was the first to establish 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 that contributed to our rich...

“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 years old when her family...

“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: Board of Trustees and Clovis Ordinances of 1912

The City of Clovis was incorporated on Feb. 27, 1912. Local merchants, civic leaders and churches had begun passionate civic discussions and demonstrations against...

“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: 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 books were treasured since they...

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 in the 1930’s and 1940’s: “The...

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 memo donated to the Museum...

Let’s Talk Clovis: 1919 Clovis High School ‘Argus’

We believe the first Clovis High “Argus” was published in 1910 and ended in 1929. The school began publishing it’s Cavalcade in 1937. WWI began...

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