Like a lot of other people I have been thinking about elections the past few days, especially that contest for district attorney.
John Barnett became sheriff of Madera County in the same year that Prohibition, that “noble experiment,” was ratified.
If my math is correct, the Golden Gate Bridge will have its 77th birthday this month. It opened in 1937 with a week-long celebration.
People called Ferdinand Waldo Demara the world’s greatest con man and for good reason.
Copy editor’s note: Due to technical difficulties, the column “Coate Tales” will run today in place of “Snapshots of Yesteryears,” which will be published Friday.
Madera Unified School District is almost 50 years old, having been born officially on July 1, 1965.
The California gold rush was still in its infancy when Californians sat down to write their state constitution in 1849, and even in those rough and tumble frontier days, public education was at the fore of e