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Pages past — Aug. 23

On this date …

1964: Clovis city officials announced the Hull-Brady bypass was open to traffic and the final phase of construction would begin in about a week. The final phase consisted of placing “asphalt concrete” on the road, according to project supervisor Joe Nail.

1957: A 12-year-old Clovis boy picked up for taking a motor scooter from a parking lot at Second and Main streets told Assistant District Attorney Reuben Nieves that he meant no harm. He said he knew the scooter’s owner, Ronald Grimes of 916 Sycamore, and didn’t think Grimes would mind if he borrowed the scooter. Nieves returned the boy to his home and “sternly admonished” him, the Clovis News-Journal reported.

1938: Clovis’ canine population was on the rise, according to city pound director H.A. Scott. He said 231 dog tags had been sold to owners already in 1938, compared to 175 for all of 1937.

In national

news …

1957: James R. Hoffa promised to clean up New York’s racket-ridden phony locals if he were elected president of the Teamsters Union.

Hot stuff ...

The summer of 1944 was arguably the hottest in Clovis history. National Weather Service statistics show the city had an 11-day run of 100-degree days and it hit 110 on Aug. 3 and Aug. 4.

Pages Past is compiled by Editor David Stevens. Contact him at:

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