More than a century and a half ago, Major James D. Savage, the man who led the Mariposa Battalion in the Indian War of 1851 and the discoverer of Yosemite Valley, was killed in a brawl on the Kings River.
Nobody is taking this drought lightly; we are all in serious trouble.
The photograph of the old Madera Theater that ran last Tuesday with “Madera’s Yesteryears” revived some dormant memories of the history of entertainment in our town, especially the movies.
BOARD MAY ALLOW SMOKING INSIDE — County workers who smoke may be given a place to light up inside county buildings.
The doctor came to Madera in April 1877, when the town was just six months old. The young, upstart village then consisted of 25 buildings, most of them dwellings.
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.