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September 13, 2017

On this date ...

1977: "The biggest horse auction in the nation" was finishing a two-day run at the Clovis Livestock Market.

Auction representative Herschel Caviness estimated that the 800-1,000 horses passing through the sale ring would bring more than $400,000 from buyers who had traveled from multiple states to bid on registered quarter horses, thoroughbreds, Appaloosas, and paints, as well as a large number of grade horses.

1967: A young man and two male juveniles who had escaped jail in Muleshoe were nabbed only hours later in Clovis.

The adult was picked up near a local café as he waited for a bus. The juveniles planned to make their escape in a stolen car, but timing was not on their side. They pulled out of a local motel directly in front of a state police unit, which was carrying the sheriff of Bailey County.

The trio had been accused of breaking two windows to gain access to the Farwell school, where they allegedly smashed vending machines and collected $10 in change.

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