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Friday, November 16, 2018

Let’s Talk Clovis: Maude Kirkpatrick Bell, 1895-1959

Albert and Ella Kirkpatrick arrived in Clovis in 1895. They rented the upstair rooms of the 1891 Southern Pacific Railroad Depot east of Fourth...

“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: 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: 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: 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” 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: 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: 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: ‘Humor in Sunday School’ by Arthur Chedister

Arthur Chedister wrote about the early history of Clovis. His articles were printed in the Clovis Independent from 1953-1954. He was born in Clovis...

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: 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: 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: 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: 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: The James Wiggins Cate Family

James Wiggins Cate, the 10th of 12 children, was born in 1828 in New Hampshire. In 1838, his family relocated to Adams County, Illinois....

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 in 1881 and acquired...

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: 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. Their parents, William T....

Let’s Talk Clovis: 1868 Academy Church – Part 2, Oldest Continuing Church in Fresno...

We continue the history of the 1868 Academy Church pioneers who spiritually and financially supported their Church. In 1872, they built the Academy school...

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: The Harwell Family

Jasper M. Harwell, a farmer and native of Tennessee, married Mary Logan in Murfreesboro, Arkansas on Oct. 24, 1876. They arrived in Santa Rosa...

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