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

Site of Reading Adobe

Rancho Buena Ventura

 
 
Site of Reading Adobe Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, May 7, 2008
1. Site of Reading Adobe Marker
Inscription. Home of Pierson Barton Reading (1816-1868)-California Pioneer of 1843-Major in Fremont's California Battalion, Mexican War of 1846, signer of Capitulation of Cahuenga-discoverer of second major gold strike 1848-adobe built here 1847, designated seat of Shasta County Government 1850-51, kitchen wing of Reading mansion 1854-1881, destroyed by vandals 1942-best stock farm in California 1862. Major Reading buried nearby.
 
Erected by State Department of Parks and Recreation in cooperation with The Shasta Historical Society, May 18, 1968. (Marker Number 10.)
 
Location. 40° 23.48′ N, 122° 12.02′ W. Marker is near Cottonwood, California, in Shasta County. Marker is at the intersection of Adobe Road and Drybread Road, on the right when traveling east on Adobe Road. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 213 Adobe Road, Cottonwood CA 96022, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Balls Ferry (approx. 1.8 miles away); Reading Adobe (approx. 4.6 miles away); Fort Reading. (approx. 6.1 miles away); The Flume (approx. 6.4 miles
Site of Reading Adobe Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, May 7, 2008
2. Site of Reading Adobe Marker
away); Masonic Lodge (approx. 6.5 miles away); Anderson Historic Fire Station (approx. 6.6 miles away); Dersch Homestead (approx. 7.1 miles away); California – Oregon Road (approx. 8.3 miles away).
 
Categories. GovernmentNotable PersonsSettlements & SettlersWar, Mexican-American
 
Site of Reading Adobe image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, May 7, 2008
3. Site of Reading Adobe
Kiosk displaying information regarding Pierson Barton Reading and his adobe.
This memorial dedicated April 7, 1990 to honor Major Pierson B. Reading during the Centennial of the Daughters of the American Revolution.
A Century of Service to the Nation 1890 - 1990
Major Pierson B. Reading Chapter NSDAR
Close-Up of Photo on Kiosk image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, May 7, 2008
4. Close-Up of Photo on Kiosk
The Adobe
Built in 1847 - Fell into decay 1942
Close-Up of Adobe Diagram on Kiosk image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, May 7, 2008
5. Close-Up of Adobe Diagram on Kiosk
Residence 1854 - 1881
Major Reading added the residence in 1854. It burned in 1881
Close-Up of Photo on Kiosk image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, May 7, 2008
6. Close-Up of Photo on Kiosk
PIERSON BARTON READING
Born 1816 in N.J. Died 1868 in CA.
Grandson of Judge Joseph Reading - Captain of Militia, Revolutionary War
Close-Up of Rancho Buena Ventura Boundary Map image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, May 7, 2008
7. Close-Up of Rancho Buena Ventura Boundary Map
RANCHO BUENA VENTURA
26,632 Acres
Issued to Major Reading in 1844. Over the years it was broken up and sold in many small parcels.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page has been viewed 1,645 times since then and 4 times this year. Last updated on , by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.   4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on , by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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