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Clovis:1 City (1990 pop. 50,323), Fresno co., S central Calif., near the foothills of the Sierra Nevada range; inc. 1912. It is a growing trade center in a farm and vineyard area; the population more than tripled from 1970 to 1990. 2 City (1990 pop. 30,954), seat of Curry co., E N.Mex., near the Texas line; inc. 1909. It is a railroad division point, the trade center of a cattle and irrigated farm area (with large stockyards), and the home of Cannon Air Force Base, a tactical air command facility. A state park is nearby. A huge county fair and a rodeo are annual event. Blackwater Draw, a dry stream bed near the city, was where artifacts of the Paleo-Indian Clovis culture were first discovered.

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Clovis1 (465–511), king of the Franks from 481. He extended Merovingian rule to Gaul and Germany after victories at Soissons (486) and Cologne (496), making Paris his capital. After his conversion to Christianity he championed orthodoxy against the Arian Visigoths, finally defeating them in the battle of Poitiers (507). He is traditionally regarded as founder of the French nation, and Louis as the Christian name of many early kings of France derives from Clovis.

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Clovis2 a Palaeo-Indian culture of Central and North America, dated to about 11,500–11,000 years ago and earlier. The culture is distinguished by heavy leaf-shaped stone spearheads (Clovis points), often found in conjunction with the bones of mammoths. The culture was first found near Clovis in eastern New Mexico, US.

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