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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. (Marker Number 78.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceNative AmericansSettlements & SettlersWaterways & Vessels. In addition, it is included in the California Historical Landmark series list.
 
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. Marker is located at the entrance to the Win River Casino.
Clear Creek Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, May 7, 2008
2. Clear Creek Marker
Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Redding CA 96001, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Nobles Trail - Canon House (approx. 3.3 miles away); California – Oregon Road (approx. 4 miles away); Native Americans in the Clear Creek Watershed (approx. 4.7 miles away); Gold Fever in Clear Creek (approx. 4.7 miles away); Veterans Memorial Hall (approx. 5.3 miles away); Veterans Memorial Building Memorial (approx. 5.3 miles away); Cascade Theater (approx. 5.3 miles away); Japanese Attack World War II Memorial (approx. 5.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map 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. California Gold Rush
 
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
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 12, 2019. It was originally submitted on December 13, 2008, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page has been viewed 1,653 times since then and 24 times this year. Last updated on December 12, 2019, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 13, 2008, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.   3. submitted on November 21, 2013, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.   4, 5, 6. submitted on December 13, 2008, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.
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