It was the middle of August, and in a few days school would begin again for Burt Hambleton and Jimmie Thurman.
This year’s Old Timers Day, with its parade and gathering in Courthouse Park, is an important piece of Madera’s past.
Bold headlines on the front page of The Madera Tribune proclaimed, “Freight Train is Wrecked at Storey Depot.” The date was Aug. 6, 1947.
Almost anyone who has visited the Madera County Courthouse Museum probably knows there has been only one legal hanging in these parts, and that was
Just about every community historian is always on the lookout for the “first” of everything, and this one is no exception.