The Farnesi family had just gone to bed in the living quarters behind their combination restaurant/gas station on old Highway 99 when they heard a rap on the door.
It is a well-known fact that lumber played a pivotal role in the creation and growth of Madera County.
“I guess the doggone dogs were too well trained...they took my instructions literally, and being just dogs, bored in without discrimination.”
By now, I suppose everybody has heard all they want to hear about the pillaging protesters in Ferguson.
Life as a Madera traffic cop in 1926 was not the most exotic way to spend one’s days (or nights). Traffic along the state highway near town was light. That’s why traffic officer M.A.
On March 2, 1946, a neatly dressed woman stood beside her attorney, John D. Boyle, and intently searched Judge Stanley Murray’s face for some hint of what was to come.
In 1876, George Armstrong Custer died at the Little Bighorn. Rutherford B. Hayes won the Presidency of the United States, and the town of Madera was born.