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Fairfax in Marin County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Site of Birds Nest Glen

 
 
Site of Birds Nest Glen Marker image. Click for full size.
March 30, 2017
1. Site of Birds Nest Glen Marker
Inscription. The home of "Lord" Charlie Snowden Fairfax, pioneer and political leader of the 1850's, served California as an assemblyman (1853), Speaker of the Assembly (1854), and Clerk of the State Supreme Court (1856). Fairfax, a descendent of Scottish barons of the Cameron Fairfax family of Virginia, was involved in the last of California's historic political duels, being host to the principles and friends of the two antagonists.
 
Erected 1960 by California State Park Commission in cooperation with the Marin County Native Sons and Daughters of the Golden West. (Marker Number CHL 679.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Native Sons/Daughters of the Golden West marker series.
 
Location. 37° 59.104′ N, 122° 35.008′ W. Marker is in Fairfax, California, in Marin County. Marker can be reached from Pastor Avenue near Center Boulevard. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 60 Pastori Avenue, Fairfax CA 94930, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Log Cabin (approx. one mile away); Historic Dedication of the Lagunitas Road Bridge (approx. 2.1 miles away); Bradford House
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March 30, 2017
2. Site of Birds Nest Glen Marker
(approx. 2.6 miles away); William A. Richardson (approx. 2.7 miles away); The Belrose Theater (approx. 2.9 miles away); Falkirk Community Cultural Center (approx. 2.9 miles away); Marin County Civic Center (approx. 3 miles away); The Gate House (approx. 3 miles away).
 
More about this marker. One block south of intersection of Pastori Ave and Belmont Ave, Fairfax. Private Property.
 
Also see . . .  Charles S. Fairfax - Wikipedia. After their return to San Francisco, Fairfax and his bride visited his boyhood friend, Dr. Alfred Taliaferro, at his country home in Marin County. When they expressed their great admiration of his estate, he gave them the property as a wedding gift. Thus, in 1855, the couple became residents of what would eventually become the town of Fairfax.
They made many improvements to their new property. Fairfax imported game birds to satisfy his zeal for hunting and improve his chances for success. Ada planted trees and flowers around the home and grounds and named the estate Bird's Nest Glen, which is now on the National Register of Historic Places as California Registered Historical Landmark No. 679.
(Submitted on April 12, 2017.)
Charles Snowden Fairfax image. Click for full size.
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3. Charles Snowden Fairfax
 
 
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Pastor's Hotel and Restaurant, formerly the home of Charles Snowden Fairfax image. Click for full size.
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4. Pastor's Hotel and Restaurant, formerly the home of Charles Snowden Fairfax
 
 
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