picture of George Clark, founder of the Madera Tribune

George Clark, Founder of the Madera Tribune

“He founded the Madera Tribune on March 31, 1892, and lived by the ethics of the Fourth Estate,” These words make up the epitaph on the tombstone of the man shown in this photograph, George Clark, owner, and publisher of the Madera Tribune. Clark’s first office was on North E Street, facing the Southern Pacific Depot between Mace’s Hotel and the San Joaquin Power and Light Company warehouse. Later, he moved to this office on D Street. In 1919, Clark brought his son, Howard A. Clark into the business as a partner. The two were co-publishers of the Tribune until George’s death. . (Madera Images-Bill Coate)

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