The original high school cost approximately $50,000 and was accredited to a university. The structure was later demolished in 1976.
14 students presented themselves at the opening of Chowchilla Union High School in first and . . . — — Map (db m148196) HM
Prior to 1915 children who lived in the northern Munich District of Madera County had to ride the train to Chowchilla to receive their
education. To answer the need for a local school, Dairyland opened in September 1915 in the DeSpain house. Plans . . . — — Map (db m148161) HM
In the early days of highway travel, there was very little in the way of convenience for hot and tired travelers. In 1926, Frank “Pops” Pohl got the idea to open a giant orange shaped juice stand in Tracy, Ca. The stand sold orange juice, lemonade, . . . — — Map (db m225750) HM
Southern Pacific Railroad
Prior to 1912, there was no SP depot located in Chowchilla. The nearest depot was in Minturn, six miles to the north. Land developer O.A. Robertson bought the Chowchilla Ranch in 1912, and began selling parcels . . . — — Map (db m197167) HM
Southern Pacific Railroad - Before the townsite was created the train stopped at Minturn. Chowchilla was known as McNears Crossing. After it was founded the company moved the train station to a site just south of Robertson Blvd. Twenty . . . — — Map (db m200198) HM