Gateway to Yosemite
Exact Center of California
1871 Madera County Directory
(Extracted from the Fresno County Directory)
A post, express and telegraph office on the line of the S.P.R.R., 19 miles from Fresno; population 400.
Aguirra P, butcher
A post-office, 22 miles north of Fresno; 150 inhabitants
Banatta, Frank, postmaster
Post-office Fresno Flats
Blanchard, H. F., hotel
Post-office Madera; 7 1/2 miles from Coarse Gold Gulch
Hampton, Wm., hotel and gen mdse
A post and express office, about 9 miles from CoarseGold Gulch and about 48 miles northeast of Madera.
Anderson H, hotel
A post-office, 6 miles southwest of Fresno Flats.
Acton, A. M., notary public, attorney-at-law and postmaster
A post, telegraph and express office on the Central Pacific R.R., 22 miles from Fresno. Population 250.
Borden N.L., agt Yosemite Stage & Turnpike Co, and Central Pacific
A post-office and a Station on the Madera and Yosemite Stage Road, 20 miles from Madera.
Dunstan, C.H., hotel
(Rallsville had a 4th Class post office established 8/1/1881; discontinued 10/10/1883. Then maintained by Coarse Gold Gulch. Named after the Postmaster George W. Ralls.)
(Oakland : L.M. McKenney & Co., 1882)
Borden, N L, agt Yosemite Stage and Turnpike Co, and Central Pacific R R
Brown, Mrs. C E, druggist
Brown, F R, physician
Charles John, carpenter
Cramer James, constable
Curtin C, livery stable
Dougherty Daniel bootmaker
Edwards D F, blacksmith
Jessen S, hotel
Mace R P. hotel and office of Yosemite Stage and Turnpike Co.
Madera Fume and Lumber Co, gen mdse
Madera Hotel, Henry Slaven proprietor
Malony J L, physician
MOORE & CO, general merchandise
MOORE E, agt Wells, Fargo & Co, and postmaster
Neal Rev J H, clergyman (Methodist)
Paz C, barber
Rabidon Louis, restaurant
Redfield O T, attorney-at-law and notary public
Simpson Richard, justice of the peace
Slaven Henry, hotel
Velie A T, wagonmaker
Williams H S, gen mdse and saloon.
Last update: October 11, 2004
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