top of page

A bully good idea for the new High School

Madera County Historical Society

This photo taken in 1901, shows a bullfight that took place at the north end of E. Street. As fate  would have it, the bull lived to fight another day, having been rescued by Sheriff William Thurman.


Originally published Oct. 7, 2017.

• • •

There is some talk going around about making a bull the mascot of the new Matilda Torres High School. I like that idea, and I would like to propose taking it one step further. Why not encourage Ginger Latimer to put together a play about a bullfight and perform it on opening day?

It would be great! Larry Latimer could build a makeshift arena on the football field and invite the community. I’ll bet they would get a sell-out crowd.

And the best thing about it would be that Ginger would not have to reinvent the wheel to write the script. All she would have to do would be to read a little history and see how Madera put on an “authentic” bullfight at the turn of the 20th century. Here is how it went, straight from the pages of The Madera Tribune.


bottom of page