Bradford Avenue

S. S. Bradford was probably the most prosperous and influential citizen of Sonora during his time. He came to Tuolumne County from his native state of Maine where he had been engaged in the lumber business. Mr. Bradford’s experience and background as a logger and sawmill operator, plus some capital, enabled him to establish a…

Benches

Have you ever noticed how lovely our park is just now? Such green grass and sturdy shrubs, and the sycamores with fluttering leaves and restful shade! I truly think the cold and snow of winter did something for the park. And the benches seem very popular resting places for men about town – many how…

Aviation Comes to Sonora

Aviation first came to Sonora with the hot air balloon. About this time every Spring the balloon ascension of the traveling carnival was advertised for miles around and the people flocked from far and near to witness the big event. The towering bag of the filling balloon was about the biggest man-made structure we had…
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