Sarah Lim: Museum Notes

Sarah Lim: Museum Notes

Looking in a photo for that particular clue

In 2009, the Courthouse Museum acquired a photo which is believed to be one of the earliest aerial views of modern-day Merced. Now, take a minute and study the photo and familiarize yourself with some of the landmarks. What will be your clue or clues in identifying when this photo was taken?

Sarah Lim: Museum Notes

Sarah Lim: James Garibaldi – powerful voice in the state

A recent article in the Sacramento Bee draws parallels between Assembly member Adam Gray, who chairs the Governmental Organization committee, to James D. Garibaldi, who, after serving two terms in the Assembly representing Merced in the 1930s, went on to become one of the most powerful lobbyists at the State Capitol. Described as the best and top negotiator, Garibaldi represented the interest of various clients from horse tracks to California Highway patrolmen in Sacramento for nearly five decades.

Sarah Lim: Museum Notes

Sarah Lim: Sun-Star celebrates a special milestone

The Merced Sun-Star turned 90 on Friday. Although it traces its roots to 1869, the first issue of the modern day Sun-Star was printed on May 1, 1925, after the Merced Evening Sun merged with the Merced Morning Star. The union of these two papers not only reduced the number of newspapers in the city, but also ended a half-century old-rivalry among several papers.

Sarah Lim: Museum Notes

Sarah Lim: Merced County invested in 1915 expo to bring growth

When the Panama-Pacific International Exposition closed its doors on Dec. 4, 1915, more than 18 million people had visited the 10-month-long world’s fair in San Francisco and many of these visitors viewed the Merced County display in the California State Building. In order to pay for the exhibit, the Merced County Board of Supervisors in 1911 became the first in the state to levy a special tax and appoint a local Exposition Committee to handle the money raised from the levy. Did Merced County’s investment at the PPIE pay off?

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Bull Riding at the Merced County Spring Fair

The Jaripeo Ranchero (Bull Riding) at the Merced County Spring Fair in Los Banos Calif., Thursday, April 29, 2016.
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Bull Riding at the Merced County Spring Fair 01:00

Bull Riding at the Merced County Spring Fair

Lloyd Pareira 01:22

Lloyd Pareira

Ramon Prado 01:15

Ramon Prado

Jack Mobley 02:05

Jack Mobley