I always knew those Russells from Madera were pretty special people.
Madera has lost another link to its pioneer past. Robert C. Pitman died Saturday morning, following a short hospital stay.
On Dec. 28, 1968, movie star Barton MacClane was in St. John’s Hospital in Santa Monica.
In 1938, movie star Barton MacLane was introduced to the beauty of the foothills of Madera County while visiting a friend here.
Madera County has, from time to time, drawn several movie stars out of Hollywood to its hill country.