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Near Trinity Village in Trinity County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Francis Bonnington Mathews

November 27, 1923 - June 30, 2000

 
 
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By Karen Key, June 1, 2010
1. Francis Bonnington Mathews Marker
Inscription.  Francis "Moose" Mathews was a public-minded citizen, community leader and masterful attorney for over 52 years, his pro-bono services and dedication to his clients, including the American Indian tribes of the Hoopa Valley and Klamath River, are well known throughout Northern California.

Thirty-eight years ago he co-founded Trinity Village at Hawkins Bar, a 238-lot development built on land reclaimed from an abandoned saw mill. It was through this effort that we know have Trinity Village, a beautiful community in Trinity County.

In his "spare" time, Moose was an active birder, traveling the globe to study birds and promote conservation of their habitat, it is quite fitting that this rest area, built by his good friend Kenny Johnson and so alive with osprey, bald eagles and songbirds, be dedicated to his memory.

Beating wings pause in flight... Life pauses too, Circling like an eagle, soaring, then returning, in our hearts and memories. J.M.

Dedicated September 3, 2001
 
Erected 2001.
 
Location. 40° 52.967′ 

Francis Bonnington Mathews Marker image. Click for full size.
By Karen Key, June 1, 2010
2. Francis Bonnington Mathews Marker
N, 123° 32.817′ W. Marker is near Trinity Village, California, in Trinity County. Marker can be reached from Highway 299. Marker is located in the safety rest area. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Salyer CA 95563, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 1 other marker is within walking distance of this marker. Charles Wm. Carpenter (within shouting distance of this marker).
 
Topics. This marker is included in these topic lists: AnimalsIndustry & CommerceSettlements & Settlers
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 7, 2019. This page originally submitted on July 4, 2010, by Karen Key of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 560 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 4, 2010, by Karen Key of Sacramento, California.
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