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First federal building in Merced is symbol of resiliency

By Sarah Lim Special to the Times This year marks the 90th anniversary of laying the cornerstone at Merced’s first federal building – the U.S. Post Office. Located at 415 W. 18th Street, the Post Office was built during the Great Depression. The building in the style of Mediterranean Classical was designed by Allison &…

Golden Chain Theatre keeping history alive in Oakhurst

In 1967, a group of Oakhurst community members decided that Oakhurst needed something to get tourists driving through town on their way to Yosemite – a reason to stop and spend money. With the help of the Chamber of Commerce, the “Golden Chain Theatre” was born. Performances were held at the Oakhurst Community Center, with a theme of 19th…