It was Madera’s first serious dispute between capital and labor, and it struck at the center of what was then the city’s economic heart.
It seems so far in the distant past, and yet it hasn’t really been all that long since the only method of transportation from Madera to the foothil
The train pulled into Madera, and Charles Myers melted into the crowd.
For John Wells, the journey is over. He died a few days ago at the age of 86.
George Washington Mordecai was just 16 years old when the guns fell silent on Fort Sumter in April 1861.