Madera’s history never ceases to amaze me. It pops up in the most unexpected places and at the most unexpected times.
Almost 80 years ago, a group of Madera Boy Scouts were anxiously preparing for the camp-out of a lifetime. They were going to Washington, D.C., for the first national Boy Scout Jamboree.
The headline in The Madera Tribune read, “Scout Jamboree Cancelled Due to Polio.” The decision to cancel the first Boy Scout World Jamboree in the United States was made because of an outbreak of infantile p
ANOTHER BIG WIN FOR MADERA WRESTLERS — Even though Chad Scalzo’s match against highly regarded Detran Gant of Roosevelt ended with the Coyote being pinned, the 135 pounder inspired the Madera wrestling team
Two weeks ago, the social studies teachers at Madera South High School asked this writer to share with their 11th grade history classes some of the highlights of Madera during the 1920s.
At the turn of the 20th century, there were over a dozen watering holes on Madera’s main street, and one of the most frequented was the Gilt Edge Saloon.
It is well-known fact that President Teddy Roosevelt loved to hunt big game. It is also a well-known fact that he visited Berenda in 1903, on his way to Yosemite.