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Clovis, NM

Clovis, NM

  • Founded in 1907 by the Santa Fe Railroad

  • Originally named Riley's Switch

  • Named after the first Christian king of the Franks who ruled in Europe in the 5th century

  • Home to the "Clovis Culture"

    • Early group of Native Americans

    • Historical remains were found at the Blackwater Draw site, south of the town, which remains a historical and tourist site.

      • "Clovis Man"

  • Economy:

    • Peanut farming

    • Ranching

    • Cotton Farming

    • Southwest Cheese Company

      • largest plants of its type in the world, processing in excess of 2.3 billion pounds of milk yearly

    • Cannon Air Force Base (1942)

      • Special operations base

    • AR Fuels

      • Biodiesel plant

  • Architecture:

    • Southwest, Spanish Mission, or Adobe architectural styles are prevalent.

  • Hotel Clovis

  • Schools:

    • 1 Private School

    • 13 Elementary Schools

    • 2 Junior High Schools

    • 1 Freshman Campus

    • 1 High School

    • 1 Community College

  • Studio founded in the 1950's, by Norman Petty, recorded early hits by Buddy Holly, Roy Orbison, Waylon Jennings and the Fireballs.

  • Local Celebrations

    • Curry County Fair: August

    • Clovis Music Festival

  • Historical Sites

    • Clovis Depot Model Train Museum

    • Eula Mae Edwards Museum

    • Thornton Homestead Museum

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