The history of law enforcement in Madera for the most part reflects the very best of the town’s past.
In the fall of 1873, one of California’s most notorious bandits, Tiburcio Vasquez, went on a robbing rampage, which brought him to the foothills of what is now Madera County.
Harry St. John Dixon was fully a product of his time and place. He was born in Mississippi, fought for the Confederacy, and after the war, turned his back on his devastated homeland.
The 60-mile flume, which gave birth to Madera, carried more than one billion feet of lumber from the mountains toward the mill near where Millview School now stands.
Frank Furman, owner of the Damp Wash Laundry on Madera’s West Sixth Street was busy doing a load of washing with his helper on the evening of Oct. 4, 1917.
The month of May in 1882 could not have been more exciting for the Widow Madison. She had just married one of the country’s most eligible bachelors, Mr.
HIGH SPEED RAIL MAY BE IN THE FUTURE — Support for the public financing of a $23 billion super high speed train connecting the population centers of California is building up a full head of steam.