The history of law enforcement in Madera for the most part reflects the very best of the town’s past.
In the fall of 1873, one of California’s most notorious bandits, Tiburcio Vasquez, went on a robbing rampage, which brought him to the foothills of
Harry St. John Dixon was fully a product of his time and place.
The 60-mile flume, which gave birth to Madera, carried more than one billion feet of lumber from the mountains toward the mill near where Millview
Frank Furman, owner of the Damp Wash Laundry on Madera’s West Sixth Street was busy doing a load of washing with his helper on the evening of Oct.