California Historic Landmarks

Broderick-Terry Dueling Place

Site Information

Granite Posts Mark the Places Where Broderick and Terry Stood.
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Landmark Number: 19
Location: 1100 Lake Merced Boulevard, Daly City, San Mateo County
Marker Plaque: Official State Plaque

Description

California Supreme Court Chief Justice David S. Terry and United State Senator David C. Broderick fought "the duel that ended dueling" in California at this spot on September 13, 1859.

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Close-up of the granite marker at the spot where Broderick stood.

Broderick fired first and missed.
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Close-up of the granite marker at the spot where Terry stood.

Terry fired second, striking Broderick and mortally wounding him.
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The official marker plaque is located at the edge of the parking lot, a short distance from the spot where the duel took place.

 

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