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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. (Marker Number 379.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the California Historical Landmark marker series.
 
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. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Anderson CA 96007, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
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 miles away); Balls Ferry (approx. 4 miles away); California – Oregon Road
Fort Reading Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, May 8, 2008
2. Fort Reading Marker
(approx. 5 miles away); Site of Reading Adobe (approx. 6.1 miles away); Reading Adobe (approx. 7.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map 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 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, Castles
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on December 12, 2019. This page originally submitted on August 15, 2008, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page has been viewed 1,670 times since then and 2 times this year. Last updated on December 12, 2019, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 15, 2008, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.
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