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.
It is Thursday morning as I write this week’s Coate Tales. Today at 8:30 a.m.
On April 6, 1917, the United States entered World War I, and reaction across the nation was quick in coming. Overnight the Germania Life Insurance Building in St. Paul became the Guardian Building.
It has been almost 60 years now since the city of Madera cast covetous eyes toward Yosemite Avenue and Gateway Drive.
“Guilty as charged” was the verdict. The defendant hung his head.
Students become pioneers; life in the old west was often dirty, dangerous