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June 14, 2020

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1935: Bill Kelly and his wife had returned to live in Portales after a short stay in Long Beach, California.

Kelly first arrived in Roosevelt County in 1902. He moved to California in November, "but found that the coast state was not what he desired," the Portales Valley News reported.

"I went out there for the sunshine, but it rained so much that I decided Portales was a better place to live," Kelly said.

Kelly had recently visited the Portales newspaper office and renewed his subscription.

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