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15 miles northwest of Madera just off Hwy 99. Chowchilla PO was opened in 1912. The town was incorporated in 1923. The name "Chowchilla" is a corruption of the designation of a warlike Indian tribe that lived along the Chowchilla River; the Indian name is said to have the meaning "murderers."

Chowchilla City

Chowchilla Arch and Robertson Boulevard

Hotel Chowchilla

United States Farm Land Company - 1918

Robertson Boulevard Today

Last update: October 17, 2012
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