A county in central California. Madera is a Spanish word meaning “lumber.” The county was formed from a part of Fresno County after the building of the town of Madera, which was a lumber center.
(APA‑244: dp. 12,450; l. 455'; b. 62'; dr. 24'; s. 17.7 k.; cpl. 536; a. 15", 12 40mm.; cl. Haskell)
The name Madera was assigned to APA‑244 on 26 April 1945; but naval acquisition of the Haskell‑class attacktransport to be built by Oregon Shipbuilding Corp., Portland, Oreg., under a Maritime Commission contract was canceled 27 August 1945.