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Near Anderson in Shasta County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Fort Reading.

 
 
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By Syd Whittle, May 8, 2008
1. Fort Reading Marker
Inscription.
Located 80 rods north.
Established May 26, 1852
by Co, E 2nd Infantry U.S.A.
Evacuated June 1867.
Marked by
U.S. Army April 6, 1934.
Sponsored by Shasta Historical Society.

 
Erected 1934 by U.S. Army and the Shasta Historical Society.
 
Location. 40° 28.587′ N, 122° 13.822′ W. Marker is near Anderson, California, in Shasta County. Marker is on Dersch Road 0.6 miles east of Deschutes Road, on the left when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Anderson CA 96007, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Masonic Lodge (approx. 4 miles away); Anderson Historic Fire Station (approx. 4.1 miles away); Dersch Homestead (approx. 4.2 miles away); The Flume (approx. 4.5 miles away); Balls Ferry (approx. 4.5 miles away); California – Oregon Road (approx. 5 miles away); Site of Reading Adobe (approx. 6.1 miles away); Reading Adobe (approx. 7.8 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Anderson.
 
Regarding Fort Reading.. Fort Reading is a registered California Historical Landmark (No. 379) with the following description:
Fort Reading, established
Fort Reading Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, May 8, 2008
2. Fort Reading Marker
on May 26, 1852 by Second Lieutenant E. N. Davis, Co. E 2nd Infantry on the orders of Lieutenant Colonel George M. Wright, was the first and largest fort in Northern California. It was named in honor of Pierson Barton Reading and stood in a clearing of 10 acres. The fort was abandoned in June 1867.
 
Also see . . .  The California Military Museum - Fort Reading. (Submitted on August 17, 2008, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.)
 
Categories. Forts, CastlesMilitaryNotable Places
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page has been viewed 1,560 times since then and 25 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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