In October of 1877, the Madera County portion of the San Joaquin Valley was almost deserted.
Madera’s old, concrete hitching posts stand about three and a half feet tall. Attached to the top of the base of each one is a huge ball, and on top of each of these spheres is an iron ring.
In May of 1893, Madera County was carved out of Fresno County, and immediately the newspapers south of the river began a campaign of gloomy prognostications, the most serious of which was the prediction that
That story last week about Skeeko’s reminds me of another one that was told to me by Bill Farnesi, Alfredo “Skeeko” Farnesi’s son.
Once upon a time the Fresno Bee published a column by Woody Laughnan, which carried his name with the subtitle, “Around Here.” More than 30 years ago, Laughnan drove up to Madera to visit one of the town’s e
MADERA GRADUATES BID FARE-WELL — Graduating seniors Ava Cruz and Omar Divina led the class of 1990 in saying goodbye to Madera High School.
Gold! The discovery of the precious metal along the Fresno River brought thousands of placer miners into the Raymond area, and by 1851, they were calling their gathering Grub Gulch.