Madera’s old soldier shuffled out to the front porch of his home on Cottonwood Creek. He eased himself into his rocker for one of his favorite past times — telling Civil War stories.
John Barnett was one of Madera’s most colorful lawmen.
Madera’s police force has always been of the highest caliber, so this story is not meant to suggest anything to the contrary.
Editor’s note: Madera Tribune writer Leon Emo remains hospitalized while he recovers from an illness. His column and reporting will resume when he returns.
What’s in a name? Just ask the students at Jack G. Desmond Middle School. They know; their campus was named after a real Madera County pioneer cattleman and farmer.
Judge Conley’s Madera County courtroom held a standing-room-only crowd on Nov. 18, 1914.
Fifty years ago this morning in the Madera Tribune newsroom Barbara Brown, Tribune staff writer, was stunned by the sound of bells ringing on the paper’s United Press International teletype.