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By David Stevens

Pages past, Sept. 5: She was surprised to find things civilized


Last updated 9/4/2021 at 4:38pm

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1951: Mary Purselley, 18, was raised in Boston. She came to Clovis for the first time this summer after marrying an Air Force private.

“(She) had heard tall tales about New Mexico concerning Indians, rattlesnakes and Wild West...

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