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Finding aid of the Faxon Dean Atherton Papers, 1863-1915
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Collection of 3 items belonging to and pertaining to Faxon Dean Atherton (1815-1877).
Faxon Dean Atherton (b. 1815 -- d. 1877) was a successful business owner and landowner. He was born in Massachusetts and traveled to California during the gold rush. Besides being the owner of a large estate in San Mateo County, he was prominent in building railroads, banking and other various financial enterprises. He died in Fair Oaks (Atherton) in 1877, leaving a widow and seven children.
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