Clovis is located in the eastern part of the state of New Mexico and a city and seat in Curry County wherein it sits in the High Plains which is near the Texa state line. The area was founded as a division point for the Santa Fe Railroad in 1906. The area also then became a center for the irrigated farming and ranch area, wherein it is sprawling with expensive livestock-auction and cattle-feeding facilities. Aside from livestock raising, it is also a market for sugar beets, sorghum, wheat, cotton, vegetables, poultry, and dairy products. The city’s economy has been supplemented with the establishment of the nearby Cannon Air Force Base as it substantially contributes to the development of the economic activity. The prehistoric artifacts that were unearthed in the area in 1932 gave the city its name to the Clovis complex which is a Stone Age culture.
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