One of Clovis’ most notorious criminal events, the 1924 First State Bank robbery, will be re-enacted Saturday at Clovis-Big Dry Creek Museum, 401 Pollasky Ave.
The “1924 First State Bank Robbery Melodrama” will be presented in 15-minute intervals starting at 11 a.m. and ending at 1 p.m., with local actors playing the parts of Felix “The Lone Wolf” Sloper and Thomas “The Owl” Griffin, and other individuals from the robbery. Local history says the pair stole $31,800 and a mix of currency, gold and stocks and then escaped the pursuing sheriff, who was accompanied by Boy Scouts, by dropping a trail of roofing nails on the road.
The museum is housed in the same building that once held the bank at Fourth Street and Pollasky. Visitors will be entered into a free drawing for the “$100 reward.” Admission is free.
Information: Call 559-297-8033.