This is one of the old stages [pictured in original] which was operated in 1920 between Fresno and Kingsburg by John C. Walling and C.H. Alexander. It carried 12 passengers and had side curtains which were pulled down during inclement weather. Walling and his father, A.E. Walling, pioneered the first motorized stage lien between Fresno and Madera. Mrs. Jessie W. Millard of 3036 East Pine Avenue, a daughter of Walling, said her father drove the stage to Fresno and her grandfather made the trip back to Madera, rotating their trips through the week. The Wallings, after moving here from Madera, formed a partnership with Alexander in the stage line operation, serving all principal cities between Merced and Bakersfield. The stage line was sold in 1924 to the California Transit Company which was later taken over by the Pacific Greyhound Lines. Walling also operated a ranch in the Fowler district and at one time owned the Lakeshore resort at Huntington Lake. He died in 1961.
Source: Fresno Bee-Republican, June 2, 1963.
Mrs. Jessie Walling Williston and Ralph W. Millard were married Saturday in Medford, Ore. The couple plan to spend part of their honeymoon in Seattle and touring Oregon and Washington. They will return to Fresno in two weeks to establish their home.
Mrs. Millard, a popular member of the younger social set, is a graduate of the Fresno High School and the Fresno State College where she is affiliated with the Alpha Theta Sorority. She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John C. Walling of Fowler. Her father is owner of the Lakeshore Hotel at Huntington Lake. She is the sister of Mrs. Percy Statton of Reedley and Curtis R. Walling, instructor in the San Diego State College. She is the niece of Ernest, Jesse and George R. Walling.
Millard has been advertising manager of the Fresno Bee for more than six years. He formerly was advertising manager of papers in Long Beach and Phoenix, Ariz., and for a time was with the Los Angeles Examiner.
Mrs. and Mrs. Millard will establish their home at 328 Yosemite Avenue.
Source: The Fresno Bee-Republican, July 30, 1934.