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Meet Alexander Gordon, the man who built Intricate Gordon's Chute (and was a coastside supervisor)

From Alexander Gordon’s obit, Feb. 1912, Times-Gazette “The deceased was twice a member of the State Legislature as assemblyman–in 1861 from Marin county and during the 1880s in this county [San Mateo]. He served the county as a supervisor from … Continue reading

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Meet Alexander Gordon, the man who built Gordon's Chute (3)

From Alexander Gordon’s obit, Feb. 1912, Times-Gazette “In 1863 Mr. Gordon moved to this county [San Mateo County] and located on the coast where he lived for many years. He acquired large land holdings and farmed on an extensive scale. … Continue reading

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Meet Alexander Gordon, the man who built Gordon's Chute (and married his schoolteacher)

Alexander Gordon’s obit, Feb 1912, Times-Gazette “Alexander Gordon was a native of New Hampshire, born in June 1826. He was educated in the public and private schools of his native State. In 1849 he came to California with the gold … Continue reading

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Meet Alexander Gordon, the man who built Gordon's Chute (1)

(Images: At left, Gordon’s Chute, at right, Alexander’s Gordon’s home near San Gregorio) Read his February, 1912 Times-Gazette obit: “Another Pioneer Gone To His Rest…Death Ends Long and Honorable Career of Alexander Gordon “Once more San Mateo County has been … Continue reading

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