“Coast Steamer Lost on California Reef; 12 Dead, 36 missing. The Alaska Strikes Reef in a Dense Fog and goes down in Twenty Minutes.”
Ray Pool is one of the most enigmatic ranchers in the Valley. It is difficult to tell whether he is a flyer or a farmer at heart.
It was approaching midnight as the seven teenagers gazed wistfully up at the ceiling of their second story cell in the Madera County Jail.
One hundred sixty two years have passed since the foothills were set aflame with the fires of vengeance by the murder of 3 men on the Fresno River, and a posse of 74 men set out to exact the proverbial pound
During the 1930s and 1940s, Charlie Low’s Forbidden City was in its heyday.
Editor’s note: This article is based on “Dr. Joseph Borden: Madera Pioneer,” researched and written by Gwynn Harris and her fifth grade class at Sierra View School (Chawanakee School District).
One year after Madera County separated from Fresno County, Charles Leggett moved his family from Merced to Madera. The new county seat looked promising to this enterprising pioneer, and indeed it was.