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Friday, September 21, 2018

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 Fletcher Norwood. We were unable...

“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: 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” 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: 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: 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 and Clovis civic leader,...

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: 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: 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” – 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: 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: The Clovis Independent

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” 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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...

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

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

“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: “You can’t see the town for the people” Prose by William...

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

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...

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