BOARD MAY ALLOW SMOKING INSIDE — County workers who smoke may be given a place to light up inside county buildings.
The doctor came to Madera in April 1877, when the town was just six months old. The young, upstart village then consisted of 25 buildings, most of them dwellings.
Madera’s old soldier shuffled out to the front porch of his home on Cottonwood Creek. He eased himself into his rocker for one of his favorite past times — telling Civil War stories.
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. His column and reporting will resume when he returns.
What’s in a name? Just ask the students at Jack G. Desmond Middle School. They know; their campus was named after a real Madera County pioneer cattleman and farmer.