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Dover: ‘Good Booze, Bad Women, Fast Horses’

The small town of Dover had a short life but while in existence had a well-deserved reputation as a wild river town. Dover was founded sometime around 1866 and 1868. It was built to provide freight shipping facilities on the San Joaquin River for the local grain growers and other products. The location of Dover is now on private…

New 2024 Calendar Celebrates Our Local ‘March Through Time’

By Sarah Lim Merced County Historical Society’s 2024 membership calendar pays tribute to one tradition that often lifts the spirits of Merced County residents — a parade. “A March Through Time,” as it is titled, features a parade from each decade of the 20th century, beginning with the 1903 May Day parade in Los Banos and ending…

Rescue Mission, volunteers share Thanksgiving with residents

The Merced County Rescue Mission staff members and nearly 200 community volunteers served traditional Thanksgiving Day meals to hundreds of local residents at the American Legion Hall during the holiday. The charitable event last Thursday was also combined with holiday meals to veterans and families and those in need at the Respite…