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Nevada City in Nevada County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)

Sheriff David Fulton Douglass

Sheriff David Fulton Douglass Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Nathan W., August 10, 2015
1. Sheriff David Fulton Douglass Marker
Inscription.  On this spot Sheriff Douglass, a Native Son of the Golden West, gave his life July 26, 1896, bravely performing his duty. Alone he tracked a highwayman to this retreat and both fell in battle. It is believed that Douglass was pitted against two and that one escaped. The bodies lay parallel.
Erected 1936 by The Native Sons and Native Daughters of the Golden West, County of Nevada, California Peace Officers Association.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Law Enforcement. In addition, it is included in the Native Sons/Daughters of the Golden West series list. A significant historical date for this entry is July 26, 1896.
Location. 39° 16.669′ N, 121° 1.702′ W. Marker is in Nevada City, California, in Nevada County. Marker is on Airport Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Nevada City CA 95959, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within one mile of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Hydraulic Mining (approx. 0.7 miles away); American Hill Diggings (approx. Ύ mile away); Pioneer Emigrant Trail (approx. 0.8 miles away); Pioneer Cemetery (approx.
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0.9 miles away); Ten Stamp Mill (approx. 1.1 miles away); Nevada City Public Library (approx. 1.1 miles away); Nevada City Methodist Church (approx. 1.1 miles away); Saint Canice Catholic Church (approx. 1.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Nevada City.
Also see . . .  A 66-year mystery (The Union, May 31, 2006). The article addresses the question as to who the "third man" at the site of the murder may have been. (Submitted on July 3, 2021.) 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 3, 2021. It was originally submitted on June 13, 2021. This page has been viewed 114 times since then and 5 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on June 13, 2021, by Nathan W. of Nevada City, California. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.

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