It took a while for panic to take hold of the passengers of the Titanic. Nobody believed the ship could sink, lest of all Sebastino del Carlo and his bride, Argene.
Pieces of the Past
A vignette from the annals of the San Joaquin Valley by historian Bill Coate.
It is a well-known fact that President Teddy Roosevelt loved to hunt big game. It is also a well-known fact that he visited Berenda in 1903, on his way to Yosemite.
I t was about 5 o’clock in the afternoon and folks were just beginning to come to town for their Saturday evening social gatherings on main street. That is what Yosemite Avenue was like in 1902.
Long before Lucca’s Restaurant opened its doors in Madera, there was another Madera business that was also named after that well-known Italian province.
The lady turned 78 years old Saturday, so they gave her a birthday party.
I t was the middle of August, and in a few days school would begin again for Burt Hambleton and Jimmie Thurman. The summer of 1902 had been pure elixir for the pair of Madera teenagers.
South C Street in Madera has always been a busy place.