The McFadden Letters

William McFadden was the second white settler to arrive in Placentia around 1870. He was an educated man, the first teacher in the area and a mover and shaker in affairs of early Placentia. In the History Room there is an assortment of letters from the McFaddens; Sarah Jane and her husband William McCormick McFadden, to their sons as they entered Stanford University in 1899. There are also letters between their children after the deaths of their parents. These are preserved for posterity as a record of documented family affairs in the earliest days of 1900.