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Fairview

The ranch that they established in Scott Valley was on the far side of the valley against the hills near Callahan.  The house was large to accommodate a family of 14 and it still stands today against the hillside.  The ranch also contained numerous out-buildings and barns, complete with cider presses and underground storage rooms to house the workings of the ranch.  They named their ranch FAIRVIEW.  

   Fairview was the home to all of their children - Susan Mary, Nimrod, James William, Matilda Elen, Naomi Emiline, Thomas Worn, John Henry, George Leon, Hiram Hiley, Charles Alexander, Jennie Elizabeth and Hazeltine.  These children were schooled in Callahan, most married there as did their children. The Facey clan was a busy one in the valley.  Many Siskiyou County blue ribbons were acquired for the canned goods and handiwork of the ladies and for the animals raised by the boys.   James Facey died June 1, 1914 and is buried in the Etna Public Cemetery.  Hazeltine lived on at the ranch until her death on June 24, 1929.  The ranch remained as home to sons John and George, who never married and after the deaths of their husbands, some of the daughters also returned to the ranch to live out their lives.  A visit to the ranch in the early 1950's was still a promise of a good time to be had by all.  The ranch house contained a central hall from the front door with two parlors, one to the left and one to the right.  The "boys" had established one of these rooms as theirs and the "girls" had laid claim to the other, perhaps in the same manner that it had been when they were growing to adulthood. 

   Fairview is no longer owned by the family, but there are many descendants of James and Hazeltine who wish that they could go back in time and visit it as it had been.

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