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Sunday, November 18, 2018

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) when Clovis incorporated in 1912....

“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 challenge all who know her....

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: 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: 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 Peter and Rozalie). We...

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 Owl) and his moll Catherine...

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 Fresno on April 4,...

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: ‘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 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: ‘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” 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 Kennebec River, was a terminus...

Let’s Talk Clovis: Honoring local Gold Star heroes and all veterans

I began the “Let’s Talk Clovis” presentations in September of 2001. On Oct. 9 of that year, the following WWII veterans shared their war...

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: 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: “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: 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...

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 Flume and Irrigation in 1893 created jobs...

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: Clovis Oil Fields, 1909 & 1916

Fortune hunters turned their interest from gold nuggets to “liquid gold” in Fresno County in the late 1860s. The City of Coalinga made its...

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: 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: 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...

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