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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 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 by Mary E. Williams....

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: 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 High before retiring in...

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: Survival of the 1920 Clovis Union High School

By Peg Bos |  Clovis Museum In April of 1981, the County of Fresno requested an assessment of the historical and architectural significance of the...

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: 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: 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: 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” – Ken “Festus” Curtis and wife Torrie

By Peg Bos | Clovis Museum Ken (1916-1991) and Torrie (1929-1997) Curtis moved here in 1980. He was born in Lamar, Colorado and served in...

Let’s Talk Clovis: Herbert G. and Anna Johnson, 1902 Clovis pioneers

Herbert’s parents Samuel Johnson (1831-1893) and Hannah Hall Johnson (1842-1877) lived in New York state when he was born in 1866. He died at...

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: May Case, 1873-1967, Clovis Pioneer Journalist

By Peg Bos, Clovis Museum Though small in stature, 4 feet 9 ¾ inches, 88 pounds, May Case was the most visible, informed woman in...

“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: 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” – The Clovis Independent, June 21, 1932

By Peg Bos | Clovis Museum We are sharing information that was printed in the above Clovis Independent edition. S.S. Case and May Case were...

Let’s Talk Clovis: Remembering our early days

By Peg Bos, Clovis Museum Yokuts (Yokotch) were the Central California Native Americans who lived here 5,000 to 8,000 years prior to the 1769 arrival...

“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: “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: 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: “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: 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...

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