As Madera entered the 20th century, optimism in the business community ran rampant. Agriculture was on the rebound after the economic disaster of the 1890’s.
An adventurer who rode with Kit Carson, scoured the West hunting for buffalo, fought in the Mexican/American War, and mined for gold from the banks of the San Joaquin River found his permanent niche in the l
I am coming more and more to believe in that theory of “six degrees of separation,” the idea that everyone is just six steps away, by way of introduction, from any other person on Earth.
More than a century and a half ago, Major James D. Savage, the man who led the Mariposa Battalion in the Indian War of 1851 and the discoverer of Yosemite Valley, was killed in a brawl on the Kings River.
Nobody is taking this drought lightly; we are all in serious trouble.
The photograph of the old Madera Theater that ran last Tuesday with “Madera’s Yesteryears” revived some dormant memories of the history of entertainment in our town, especially the movies.
BOARD MAY ALLOW SMOKING INSIDE — County workers who smoke may be given a place to light up inside county buildings.