In 1876, George Armstrong Custer died at the Little Bighorn. Rutherford B. Hayes won the Presidency of the United States, and the town of Madera was born.
On May 16, 1905, the Madera County coroner held an inquest into the demise of one Blucher N. Settle. It was determined that he had met his death from gunshot wounds inflicted by John Enos in Sugar Pine.
“Jim Bethel Killed!
Last week I went to my library for another look at some great local history.
Being sheriff of Madera County has never been easy.
Almost 164 years have passed since the foothills were set aflame with the fires of vengeance by the murder of three men on the Fresno River, and a posse of 74 men set out to exact the proverbial pound of fle
It was Friday morning, and although it was cold and windy in San Quentin, Madera County Sheriff John Barnett was up early. He had a date with the hangman, for this was the day that Walter P.