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#679:  Home of Lord Charles Snowden Fairfax

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Location:

One block S of intersection of Pastori Ave and Belmont Ave, Fairfax

37.985073,-122.583285

 

 

Plaque:

State Plaque

Notes:

Plaque and site are located on private property.


From the plaque:

The home of "Lord" Charles Snowden Fairfax, pioneer and political leader of the 1850's. Served California as an Assemblyman (1853), Speaker of Assembly (1854), and clerk of the state Supreme Court (1856). Fairfax, a descendant 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 principals and friends of the two antagonists.

Plaque placed by the California State Park Commission in cooperation with the Marin County Native Sons and Daughters of the Golden West, November 6, 1960.



©2009 David Schmitt