Stahl’s City Bakery and Grocery

Shopping in the early days of Madera

Stahl’s City Bakery and Grocery finally found a permanent home between Yosemite Avenue and Fifth Street, but it took some doing to get it there, as the next photograph illustrates.

moving the store

In the early days of the 20th century, one might see just about anything on Yosemite Avenue. Horse races, fistfights, and street dances were common occurrences on the town’s main street, but this scene was anything but common. Stahl’s Bakery and Grocery is being moved with a horse-powered wench in the middle of town. The year was 1906, and Albert Pen Hollow was the mover.

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