#19:  Broderick-Terry Dueling Place

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Plaque is at the end of the cul-de-sac parking lot off of Lake Merced Blvd, Daly City Site is in the park just beyond it. Parking may be easier and more legal on El Portal Way, where there is another entrance to the park.

Plaque: 37.708229,-122.484179
Site: 37.707827,-122.482270




State Plaque



From the plaque:

The famous duel that ended dueling in California was fought in a ravine east of here, near the shore of Lake Merced, in the early morning of September 13, 1859. The participants were U.S. Senator David C. Broderick and Chief Justice David S. Terry of the California Supreme Court. Senator Broderick was mortally wounded. The site is marked with a monument and granite shafts where the two men stood.

Tablet placed by California Centennials Commission. Base furnished by County Board of Supervisors in cooperation with San Mateo County Historical Association. Dedicated October 16, 1949.

2009 David Schmitt