Bill Tighe grew his business

How Madera’s Bill Tighe grew his business

A short time after Bill Tighe went into partnership in a dry goods store with Mr. Harris, they bought out John Griffin, who ran a shoe store a little further up the street. This was a giant step toward success for Tighe, for by the time Madera County was created in 1893, Bill was in complete control of the establishment and turned it into Madera’s premier department store.

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