Peg Bos

Peg Bos is the president of the Clovis Museum on 4th and Pollasky avenues in Old Town Clovis. She not only manages the museum but she also writes her Let's Talk Clovis column in our publication which features and highlight the amazing history of our city and culture. One fun fact about Peg Bos, she was the first female mayor of Clovis from 1984-86.

Let’s Talk Clovis: The Feb. 5, 1924 First State Bank Robbery

The First State Bank of Clovis was established by Richard Norris. Norris (1844-1939) was born in England and immigrated to…

Let’s Talk Clovis: 1931 Masonic Temple of Clovis, No.417

The charter of the Clovis Masons was granted on Oct. 3, 1910. They held their first meetings on the second…

Let’s Talk Clovis: 1896 Clovis Constable Charles Clifford and family

Constable Charles Henry Clifford (1864-1924) and his sisters arrived here in 1894. Charles and his sisters purchased 40 acres of…

Let’s Talk Clovis – Duane Wamsley (1924-2018) and family

Duane Wamsley holds a part in the rich Clovis heritage. His roots trace all the way back to his grandparents,…

Let’s Talk Clovis: Jessie Myers Thun’s ‘early days’ publication

Jessie Myers Thun taught in the Clovis schools. She was married to Ernest Thun, who taught advanced math at Clovis…

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.…

Let’s Talk Clovis: John Chambers, Academy Constable

Michael J. Chappell, great grandson of John Chambers, provided the following information based on family history and Paul Vandor’s 1919…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Let’s Talk Clovis: Heroic pioneers and their amazing flume

Water, timber, mineral and the scenic beauty of the Sierra Nevada provided a significant economic base for early day Clovis.…

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…

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…

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…

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”…

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…

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…

Let’s Talk Clovis: 1924 Clovis First State Bank robbery

The First State Bank in Clovis was established in 1903 by Richard Norrish (1844-1939) a wealthy immigrant from England. The…

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,…

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…