Located in the state of California and a city in Fresno County. Clovis started as a freight stop that is along the San Joaquin Valley Railroad. A couple of Fresno business men gathered to create a partnership with Michigan railroad speculator to begin the construction in Fresno in 1891, which reached and extended to the farmlands of Clovis Cole and George Owen. The railroad then purchased road right-of-way from both the farmers and then ran the tracks up to the borderline of the properties. The railroad established a station on the track's western side and called it "Clovis," wherein the Clovis Station was named and positioned on the Owen side of the road. When the railroad operation started, it also coincided with the start of the deep national economic decline. Farmers were unable to get a decent profit return for their crops, and banks and railroads then started to fail nationwide.
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