Students become pioneers; life in the old west was often dirty, dangerous
Madera had the lumber industry’s first flume; no one disputes that fact. What was in dispute for a long time was who had the longest one?
Elizabeth Evans held the hand of her 4-year-old son, Charles, as she watched her husband march off to war with their friend, Captain Russel Perry Mace.
The date was Oct. 8, 1943, and Wallace Emmert was far from his home in Madera. He was flying a B-17 on a bombing mission to Bremen, Germany.
On Oct. 8, 1943, 10 American airmen were on their way in a B-17 to drop a dozen 500-pound bombs on the German port city of Bremen. The pilot was Maderan Wallace Emmert.
An amazing thing happened in Madera last Sunday morning. A World War II researcher from Holland came to Madera looking for Wallace Emmert.
Once upon a time, the towns of Madera and Fresno had a lot more in common than they do now. They were both founded in the 1870s, and at the time, they were both part of Fresno County.