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Wednesday, November 14, 2018

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: 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: 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” 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: Frank Drury, Grand Old Man of Clovis

By Peg Bos |  Clovis Museum Frank Holloway Drury (1852-1953) remains “The Grand Old Man of Clovis.” He was a charismatic, successful human being when...

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: 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” Honoring all Veterans and fifty-nine Clovis Gold Star Heroes

By Peg Bos, Clovis Museum The Clovis Museum will continue its tradition of honoring 59 Clovis Gold Star Heroes by reading their names and honoring...

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: 1868 Academy Church, Oldest Continuing Church in Fresno County

This historic 1868 Academy Church is a small wooden one-room sanctuary. The majestic Sierra Nevada is visible from the front door. The church has...

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: 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 faithful, always loyal)....

“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” – 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: 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: 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: 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: 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 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: 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: 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,...

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