Marker text: BRODERICK-TERRY DUEL
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.
State Registered Landmark No. 19
Tablet placed by California Centennials Commission. Base furnished by County Board of Supervisors in cooperation with San Mateo County Historical Association, dedicated October 16, 1849