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A.L. Gurley: Pioneer entrepreneur

One of the busier pioneers who helped in the making of Clovis was A. L. Gurley. He made his fortune in broomcorn and oil. Success in oil was the tricky part!

This is how it came about:

First he married his childhood sweetheart, Myrtle Poor, in Purdy,...

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