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

Clear Creek

 
 
Clear Creek Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, May 7, 2008
1. Clear Creek Marker
Inscription.
In 1848
Gold was first discovered
on this creek
by
Major Pierson Barton Reading
Early California Pioneer


[The artwork inscription:]
Mt. Shasta
14,161 Feet
Official Emblem of Shasta Historical Society

 
Erected 1931 by The California Highway Commission.
 
Location. 40° 30.385′ N, 122° 22.807′ W. Marker is in Redding, California, in Shasta County. Marker is at the intersection of Redding Rancheria Road and Canyon Road, on the right when traveling south on Redding Rancheria Road. Click for map. Marker is located at the entrance to the Win River Casino. Marker is in this post office area: Redding CA 96001, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. California – Oregon Road (approx. 4 miles away); Cascade Theater (approx. 5.3 miles away); Anderson Historic Fire Station (approx. 5.7 miles away); Masonic Lodge (approx. 5.8 miles away); Diestelhorst Auto Camp / Reidís Ferry
Clear Creek Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, May 7, 2008
2. Clear Creek Marker
(approx. 6 miles away); The Flume (approx. 6 miles away); Reading's Bar (approx. 6.2 miles away); Piety Hill (approx. 7.5 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Redding.
 
Regarding Clear Creek. This site has been designated at California Registered Historical Landmark No. 78:
Statement of Significance:
CLEAR CREEK
"Five miles up the creek, at Reading's Bar, is the site of the discovery of gold by Major Pierson B. Reading and his Indian laborers in 1848."

See all Major Pierson Barton Reading markers for additional information
 
Additional keywords. Gold Rush
 
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2013 update on the Clear Creek Marker image. Click for full size.
October 26, 2013
3. 2013 update on the Clear Creek Marker
Close Up of Artwork on Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, May 7, 2008
4. Close Up of Artwork on Marker
Reading's Bar Marker image. Click for more information.
By Syd Whittle, May 7, 2008
5. Reading's Bar Marker
Site mentioned in State of California Registered Historical Landmark Statement of Significance.
Click for more information.
Major Pierson Barton Reading image. Click for full size.
By Kiosk at Reading Adobe Site, May 7, 2008
6. Major Pierson Barton Reading
 
 
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