Gateway to Yosemite
Exact Center of California
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The Original 1890s Madera Coyotes Baseball Team
Named "Coyotes" by their manager Charles F. Preciado.
Known as the greatest amateur baseball team in the history of the San Joaquin Valley
Top Row (l to r): Roy Scott, left field; Charles F. Preciado, manager; Arnold Ray, pitcher;
Henry Preciado, short stop; Gene Rodman, right field.
Seated (l to r): Ben Preciado, first base; Frank Whitehead, pitcher; Norman Cook, catcher & pitcher;
Roy Johnson, 3rd base; - King, catcher; Bill Stevens, 2nd base; Ben Boreham, center field.
Front: Alex White, mascot.
Stars of the First Madera Football Team
Madera Football Team - 1907
Back row (l-r) - Clay Daulton, John Franchi, W.C. Reid, Coach F. W. Talbott, Shirley Wilson, Chester Vanderburgh, Howard Clark. Center - Frank Desmond. Front row (l-r) - Roy Scott, J. Wesley Smith, Frank Brown, Hallie Gleason, Harry Ross.
Madera County Swim Team - ca. 1930
Choppy Wooten - front row, 2nd from left
(can you identify others?)
Last update: September 30, 2000
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