Marlin Young was the 10th sheriff of Madera County.
One hundred years ago, on Oct. 14, 15, and 16, the United States Secretary of the Interior, Walter Fisher, came to California to hold a conference to choose the best automobile route into Yosemite.
The history of Madera has been enlivened by a collection of good tales, many of which emerge from the memories of the descendants of those Italian immigrants who came to America in the first two or three dec
Henry Clay Daul-ton, with his 17,000-acre sheep and cattle ranch, represented a powerful political and economic force in the local area.
Madera had the lumber industry’s first flume; no one disputes that fact. What was in dispute was who had the longest one?
When Michael Salvador, one of Sheriff John Anderson’s lieutenants, approached me the other day with his idea for a book, I thought it was a good one.
T hroughout the Roaring Twenties, two themes ran concurrently during that decade of questionable prosperity.