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Douglas City in Trinity County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Reading’s Bar

 
 
Reading’s Bar Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 1, 2012
1. Reading’s Bar Marker
Inscription. Major Pierson B. Reading discovered gold on this bar behind this monument in July, 1848. After crossing the Trinity Divide from the North Fork of Cottonwood Creek. His party of three whites, close friend Delaware Indian scout Tom Hill, and sixty three Valley Wintu Indians is said to have taken out $80,000 in six weeks before abandoning the claim to a band of Oregonians who objected to his use of Indian labor.

First dedicated July, 20, 1968. Rededicated July 11, 1998 by
 
Erected 1968 by E Clampus Vitus, Trinitarianus Chapter 62/Trinity County Sesquicentennial Committee.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the E Clampus Vitus marker series.
 
Location. 40° 38.642′ N, 122° 57.373′ W. Marker is in Douglas City, California, in Trinity County. Marker can be reached from Steiner Flat Road. Touch for map. This marker is located in the Douglas City BLM Campground approximately 1/2 mile from Douglas City. Marker is in this post office area: Douglas City CA 96024, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Steel Bridge ( approx. 2.9 miles away); Lowden’s Wagon Road ( approx. 3.9 miles away); Hamilton’s Store
Reading’s Bar Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 1, 2012
2. Reading’s Bar Marker
( approx. 5.4 miles away); Race Track – Airport – Golf Course ( approx. 5.4 miles away); Lee Family Ranch House ( approx. 6 miles away); Paymaster Mine Stampmill ( approx. 6 miles away); Old Section ( approx. 6 miles away); Trinity Congregational Church ( approx. 6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Douglas City.
 
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker. Readings Bar on the Clear Creek where gold was discovered prior to this find.
 
Categories. Native AmericansNatural FeaturesSettlements & Settlers
 
The Trinity River at Reading's Bar image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 1, 2012
3. The Trinity River at Reading's Bar
The Trinity River at Reading's Bar image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 1, 2012
4. The Trinity River at Reading's Bar
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 5, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 413 times since then and 35 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on June 5, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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