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.
Ben Bresee thought he had the meanest dog in town. Folks around Madera called it the homeliest hound that ever profaned civilization, but readily acknowledged it as a champion fighter.
On Saturday, April 6, 1946, Madera lost one of its most beloved, most colorful, homegrown physicians, Dr. Dow Ransom.
Long before Lucca’s Restaurant opened its doors in Madera, there was another Madera business that was also named after that well-known Italian province.
Well, it looks like they are at it again.
Most of the time Madera County has been proud of its public servants.
The agitated knock brought the widow Chong limping to the front door while 15-year-old Ah Moy hid in the shadows of the room. Both mother and daughter knew what the intruder wanted. That's why Mrs.