James Wilbur Cate, on the far right in this family photo taken in the 1930s, ran a flour mill in Clovis for four years in the late 1890s before becoming a successful businessman in Fresno.
James Wilbur Cate, on the far right in this family photo taken in the 1930s, ran a flour mill in Clovis for four years in the late 1890s before becoming a successful businessman in Fresno. DEBBIE CATE WILSON Special to The Bee
James Wilbur Cate, on the far right in this family photo taken in the 1930s, ran a flour mill in Clovis for four years in the late 1890s before becoming a successful businessman in Fresno. DEBBIE CATE WILSON Special to The Bee

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January 21, 2017 2:02 PM

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