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

By David Stevens
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All of Clovis could hear lions roar

 

Last updated 1/23/2021 at 2:40pm

High Plains Historical Foundation

R.V. Miller started Clovis' zoo in 1927.

The Clovis Fire Department was a zoo in the late 1920s.

Literally.

Ralph Vaughn Miller, Clovis' city manager and fire chief in the 1920s and 1930s, started the community's zoo in an empty lot next to the firehouse in late 1927, records show.

And i...



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