The first Merced County men to leave for World War I pose on the courthouse steps in 1917. The year also proved to be an auspicious one for Merced County farmers, with the formation of the Farm Bureau.
The first Merced County men to leave for World War I pose on the courthouse steps in 1917. The year also proved to be an auspicious one for Merced County farmers, with the formation of the Farm Bureau. Courthouse Museum Collection
The first Merced County men to leave for World War I pose on the courthouse steps in 1917. The year also proved to be an auspicious one for Merced County farmers, with the formation of the Farm Bureau. Courthouse Museum Collection

100 Years Ago in Merced County History

January 13, 2017 02:30 PM

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