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

Pages past - June 5

 

On this date ...

1993: Clovis' annual Pioneer Days Parade attracted hundreds of people and dozens of entries, as usual.

What was unusual was the weather.

"The thermometer hovered in the low 50s at parade time, and a slight wind and overcast skies gave Clovis the flavor of early autumn," David Molina wrote in his report for the Clovis News-Journal.

"But all the weather did was bring out the coats ..."

Clovis has been hosting Pioneer Days parades since 1935, when that first one stretched two miles and attracted a crowd estimated at 15,000.

The first parade's highlight: a lion from Clovis' zoo, which was "securely caged," the Clovis Evening-News Journal reported.

This year's Pioneer Days Parade - the 48th consecutive celebration, according to organizer Richard Hadley - is set for 9 a.m. Saturday on Main Street.

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