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Madera County
San Joaquin Valley, California

The County of Madera (its legal name) spans the Central Valley north and east of the San Joaquin River, extending all the way to the crest of the Sierra Nevada. Both major towns, Madera and Chowchilla, lie along Highway 99, the county's western boundary stops well short of Interstate 5.

Wikipedia: Madera County, California

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Water hole scene at the Fossil Discovery Center

Water hole scene at the Fossil Discovery Center

A recreated water hole and the landfill across the road that yielded the fossils, Fossil Discovery Center

near Fairmead, between Chowchilla and Madera, California

Date photographed: August 14, 2012
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Columbian mammoth at the Fossil Discovery Center

Columbian mammoth at the Fossil Discovery Center

Skeleton of a Columbian mammoth at the Fossil Discovery Center

near Fairmead, between Chowchilla and Madera, California

Date photographed: August 14, 2012
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Pleistocene mammal skeletons at the Fossil Discovery Center

Pleistocene mammal skeletons at the Fossil Discovery Center

Fossilized skeletons of mammals typical of this area during the Pleistocene, Fossil Discovery Center

near Fairmead, between Chowchilla and Madera, California

Date photographed: August 14, 2012
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