Thursday, May 14, 2009

California Historical Landmark #19

Brokerick-Terry Duel
California State Historical Landmark #19

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This landmark is located at 1100 Lake Merced Boulevard, Daly City, California. There are 33 other California State Historical Landmarks in San Mateo County. The GPS coordinates for this location are N 37° 42.490 W 122° 29.050.

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In the early morning of September 13, 1859, U.S. Senator David C. Broderick and Chief Justice David S. Terry of the California Supreme Court fought the famous duel that ended dueling in California in a ravine east of here, near the shore of Lake Merced. Senator Broderick was mortally wounded. The site is marked with a monument and granite shafts where the two men stood.



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