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Clovis Facts

Clovis, which sprung up as a result of the east-west railroad, was incorporated in 1909 in the heart of a newly developing farming and ranching region in eastern New Mexico. Today, Clovis stands at the gateway to the Land of Enchantment, serving as a strategic location for business and industry to New Mexico and west Texas, and as a hub for a trade area encompassing 100,000 plus people.

Sites of interest near our city include Blackwater Draw, discovered in 1932 by Clovis native A.W. Andersen. This site is internationally recognized for its "Clovis Points", evidencing that Clovis Man found this area an ideal location in prehistoric times. Within the city itself areas of attraction include the Norman Petty Studios on 7th Street, renown world wide as the place where Buddy Holly recorded his hit "Peggy Sue" and many other hits. Roy Orbison also recorded along with Clovis' own Fireballs whose smash hit "Sugar Shack", reached number one in 1963. The city is also extremely proud of the Hillcrest Park Zoo, the second largest zoo in New Mexico.

Clovis serves as home to Cannon Air Force Base "Americas Go To Wing" and a great relationship with the Air Force has developed over the years. Clovis' Committee of Fifty work hard to retain Cannon in the Clovis area and to foster the relationship between the two adjacent communities.

Clovis is home to the Wildcats and is known as the "Home of Champions". Our city employees motto is "Serving Our Community" who work hard to keep Clovis a great place to live and work. So next time you want to visit a great community with a low tax rate, low crime rate, and great people that will greet you with a smile, Clovis is your place to visit or perhaps to live.


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