The doctor came to Madera in April 1877, when the town was just six months old.
Madera’s old soldier shuffled out to the front porch of his home on Cottonwood Creek.
John Barnett was one of Madera’s most colorful lawmen.
Madera’s police force has always been of the highest caliber, so this story is not meant to suggest anything to the contrary.
Editor’s note: Madera Tribune writer Leon Emo remains hospitalized while he recovers from an illness.