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

Portales Past: March 17, 1945

 


March 17, 1945: J.H. McArthur was found burned to death at his home 12 miles south of Elida. Officials speculated the home had caught fire and McArthur was overcome by smoke trying to extinguish the blaze. McArthur homesteaded in the area in 1898....



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