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History and Influence of the San Joaquin Experimental Range

75 Years of Range Research – As we of the north Highway 41 area head south or north to and from the Fresno area, we pass the San Joaquin Experimental Range (known as SJER) just north of Road 406, the Daulton-Bates Station Road. Curiosity about the use and history of this area that has been in operation since 1934 got ...

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A Different View Of A Familiar Site

MADERA COUNTY — You undoubtedly have traveled Highway 41 from Fresno to Oakhurst many times. When traveling along the open pastureland between Avenue 15 and Highway 145, there is more to see and think about than the olive and pistachio trees and the grapes you pass going north; now see the golden grasses, the terrain and cattle. In the Mitchell ...

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The Lone Highwayman Of The Chowchilla

One Carl P. Russell researched and penned 100 Years in Yosemite, the Story of a Great National Park, the first copyright in 1931 with several reprints over the years. In the chapter “Stagecoach Days” he reprints and article from D. J. Foley’s book Yosemite Tourist of July 10, 1906. The following is an “account of a robbery that brings the ...

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Remembering The Cedarbrook Inn

Remembering Cedarbrook Inn A fascinating new book on the history of this area is now available: To Yosemite by Stage; Raymond to Wawona and Remembering Cedarbrook Inn, by Zelda Garey Dubel. Zelda was once owner of the inn and has spent many years doing research on the areas mentioned in the title. The following is an excerpt from the “Cedarbrook ...

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Amazing and Beautiful Ancient Polish Salt Mine

Deep underground in Poland lies something remarkable but little known outside Eastern Europe .For centuries, miners have extracted salt there, but left behind things quite startling and unique. Take a look at the most unusual salt mine in the world.

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Supervisors Say "No" To Cat Licenses

Madera County residents will not have to license their cats or be required to have them vaccinated for rabies. That is the outcome of the unanimous vote today by the Madera County Board of Supervisors at their regular meeting. The fees for licensing cats had already been approved in County Ordinance 634 in April of 2010. However, there was no ...

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Why You Should Adopt From A Rescue Organization

Sure, it’s probably savvy advice to use caution when you buy a used car because you may be purchasing someone else’s problems. But adopting a dog or cat from a rescue organization isn’t nearly the same thing. So, if you have that view of pet adoption I am hoping to reduce your concerns, dispel two myths and open your eyes ...

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Taking Your Pet On Vacation?

Think about your pet before you decide to bring him along on vacation. Ask yourself this – what is really best for your pet? Riding in the car with you only to get dropped off at a strange unknown place? Or staying home and being left in familiar place? I sat down with local dog trainer and owner of MySham ...

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EMC SPCA Adoption Facility About To Become Reality

Plans for a new low cost spay/neuter adoption facility here in the mountain area is now on the fast track. The application for a conditional use permit was submitted to the Madera County Resource Management Agency (RMA) by the Eastern Madera County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (EMC SPCA) on June 11, 2012, for their proposed building ...

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