Fair Oaks Historical Society

Virtual Walking Tour

John Cunningham

1846 - 1926

West B-35

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Go southeast from your current position to the large amber stone on the photo facing away from you.

John Cunningham came to Fair Oaks from Minnesota in 1896 and built a “starter home” on Sunset Avenue just west of New York Avenue. He returned to Minnesota, sold his belongings and returned to Fair Oaks to build a fine home (still standing) on the property. He was an orchardist and the president of the Fair Oaks Fruit Company. He later built the first home on Sierra Street. He is buried here with his wife, Emma, and is surrounded by members of his family.