A couple of weeks ago, I had the privilege of spending a little time with May Guillemin Rhodes at a party celebrating her 100th birthday at the home of her daughter and son-in-law, Cindy and Ron Winter.
On Friday, the family and friends of Brooke Wissler gathered at Jay Chapel for her memorial, following her death Jan. 15 at age 87.
Last week we promised those 11th grade historians at Madera South High School that we would give them a little local history of Madera during the 1930s.
Eleventh grade history students at Madera South High School have begun the new year by focusing on the Great Depression and the 1930s.
Madera’s history never ceases to amaze me. It pops up in the most unexpected places and at the most unexpected times.
Almost 80 years ago, a group of Madera Boy Scouts were anxiously preparing for the camp-out of a lifetime. They were going to Washington, D.C., for the first national Boy Scout Jamboree.
The headline in The Madera Tribune read, “Scout Jamboree Cancelled Due to Polio.” The decision to cancel the first Boy Scout World Jamboree in the United States was made because of an outbreak of infantile p