Harry St. John Dixon was fully a product of his time and place. He was born in Mississippi, fought for the Confederacy, and after the war, turned his back on his devastated homeland.
The 60-mile flume, which gave birth to Madera, carried more than one billion feet of lumber from the mountains toward the mill near where Millview School now stands.
Frank Furman, owner of the Damp Wash Laundry on Madera’s West Sixth Street was busy doing a load of washing with his helper on the evening of Oct. 4, 1917.
The month of May in 1882 could not have been more exciting for the Widow Madison. She had just married one of the country’s most eligible bachelors, Mr.
HIGH SPEED RAIL MAY BE IN THE FUTURE — Support for the public financing of a $23 billion super high speed train connecting the population centers of California is building up a full head of steam.
April 26, 1894
A PIONEER GONE; CAPTAIN R.P. MACE PASSES PEACEFULLY AWAY. THE VETERAN SOLDIER SLEEPS. A SKETCH OF THE LIFE AND CHARACTER OF THE GOOD OLD PIONEER.
For the first 18 years of its existence as an incorporated city, Madera’s political machinery ran for the most part without rancor or hard feelings.