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Daly City in San Mateo County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

United States Senator David C. Broderick and Judge David S. Terry

 
 
Original NSGW Marker image. Click for full size.
1. Original NSGW Marker
This is the original marker, placed in 1917 by the Native Sons of the Golden West, at the same time as the granite shafts. Now missing.
Inscription.  Fought a duel on this ground in the early morning of Tuesday, September 13, 1859. Senator Broderick received a wound from which he died three days later. The affair marked the end of dueling in California.

Senator Broderick, facing west, occupied the position marked by the shaft farthest to the south, while Judge Terry facing east, stood in the position designated by the shaft in the foreground. Spectators occupied this eminence.
 
Erected 1917 by Historic Landmarks Committee, Native Sons of the Golden West.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Events. In addition, it is included in the Native Sons/Daughters of the Golden West series list. A significant historical date for this entry is September 13, 1859.
 
Location. Marker is missing. It was located near 37° 42.49′ N, 122° 29.05′ W. Marker was in Daly City, California, in San Mateo County. Marker could be reached from Lake Merced Boulevard. Touch for map. Marker was at or near this postal address: 1100 Lake Merced Boulevard, Daly City CA 94015, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this location, measured as the crow flies. Broderick – Terry Duel (here, next to this
Directional Obelisk Located on Trail to Site image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, April 22, 2009
2. Directional Obelisk Located on Trail to Site
Western Side of Obelisk
Duel Site
Broderick
&
Terry
Sept. 13, 1859
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marker); The Ground Beneath Your Feet (approx. one mile away); Granville House (approx. 1.1 miles away); If it's Summer, Bring a Sweater (approx. 1.2 miles away); Where Daly City Started (approx. 1.2 miles away); Welcome to Ocean Beach (approx. 2.2 miles away); Mount Olivet Cemetery Office and Streetcar Line (approx. 2.3 miles away); Colma Historical Museum (approx. 2.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Daly City.
 
More about this marker. This marker was removed and replaced in 1949. See nearby marker "Broderick-Terry Duel" for additional information.
 
Also see . . .  The locality of the Broderick-Terry duel on September 13, 1859. This chapbook is the original research and report fixing the location of the duel (Submitted on May 29, 2021, by James King of San Miguel, California.) 
 
Directional Obelisk Located on Trail to Site image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, April 22, 2009
3. Directional Obelisk Located on Trail to Site
Southern Side of Obelisk
Duel Site
[Arrow pointing east]
Chief Justice David S. Terry Stood at this Spot image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, April 22, 2009
4. Chief Justice David S. Terry Stood at this Spot
U.S. Senator David C. Broderick Stood at this Spot image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, April 22, 2009
5. U.S. Senator David C. Broderick Stood at this Spot
Broderick – Terry Duel Site image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, April 22, 2009
6. Broderick – Terry Duel Site
Terry Stood on the Left and Broderick Stood on the Right.
The Broderick-Terry Monument image. Click for full size.
7. The Broderick-Terry Monument
This is the granite marker showing where Southern sympathizer, Chief Justice David S. Terry stood, with the marker tablet in the background.
Broderick-Terry Duel Monument image. Click for full size.
8. Broderick-Terry Duel Monument
The Broderick-Smith Duel image. Click for full size.
9. The Broderick-Smith Duel
Seven and one-half years before his fatal duel with Chief Justice Terry, Senator Broderick fought an equally unsuccessful, although less fatal, duel with Judge Caleb E. Smith in what is now Oakland, California.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 29, 2021. It was originally submitted on May 28, 2021, by James King of San Miguel, California. This page has been viewed 52 times since then. Photos:   1. submitted on May 24, 2021, by James King of San Miguel, California.   2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on April 26, 2009, by Syd Whittle of Mesa, Arizona.   7, 8, 9. submitted on May 29, 2021, by James King of San Miguel, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.

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