The Eastern New Mexico News - Serving Clovis, Portales and the Surrounding Communities

Dec. 8, 1941


December 5, 2008

The day after the attack on Pearl Harbor, the Portales Daily News reported that despite the recent news of attacks and the newly declared war, the Christmas season would still officially open in Portales with a gathering of residents at the courthouse to sing Christmas carols.

"We will have a difficult time in recapturing the spirit of Christmas if we stay away from the community's first Christmas observance," it read.


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