Almost anyone who has visited the Madera County Courthouse Museum probably knows there has been only one legal hanging in these parts, and that was the execution of Dr. Frank O. Vincent in 1893.
Just about every community historian is always on the lookout for the “first” of everything, and this one is no exception.
Once upon a time herds of antelope roamed over much of the San Joaquin Valley.
Joaquin Murrieta. Legends about him are legion, and so conflicting are these stories of his life, that it has often been asserted that there were as many as five outlaws by that name.
There was almost a killing. There could have been a duel. For certain bad blood flowed in 1874, and today it sheds light on one of Madera’s most highly regarded pioneers, Dr.
In June 1947, the largest class that had ever graduated from Madera High School received its diplomas before the largest audience that had ever assembled for the occasion.
In those first few months of 1893, there was a lot of work to be done to complete the creation of Madera County.