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June 5, 2019

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1949: The Clovis News-Journal reported the annual Pioneer Days parade was attended by “the largest crowd ever.”

The parade “marched south from 7th street on Mitchell, east on 1st to Main, and then north to 12th street before breaking up,” the newspaper reported.

“In several of the blocks on Main street the crowd stood from the store fronts so deep into the street that it was difficult for marchers to get by.”

Red Walling, who lived two miles east of Farwell, was named “best-dressed” cowboy of Pioneer Days. Gloria Covington of Clovis was selected best-dressed cowgirl.

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