Ben Ducker was something of a wanderer.
Richard Curtis Jay was a remarkable person. Among his many laudable attributes was his concern for the underprivileged of Madera.
The story of the Alabama Colony and its pivotal role in the formation of what is now Madera County is well known.
I always knew those Russells from Madera were pretty special people.
Madera has lost another link to its pioneer past. Robert C. Pitman died Saturday morning, following a short hospital stay.