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

Reading's Bar

 
 
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By Syd Whittle, May 7, 2008
1. Reading's Bar Marker
Inscription. Major Pierson Barton Reading, California explorer and participant in the Bear Flag Revolt, discovered gold on this bar in 1848. Soon afterwards he made a similar find on the Trinity River. News of these discoveries opened the entire northern region of California to the Gold Rush of '49. By 1851 the town of Clear Creek Diggings had been settled near the bar. Later renamed Horsetown, it was the commercial center for this mining area. Horsetown was destroyed by fire in 1868.


 
Erected 1998 by First Registered August 1, 1932. Plaque placed by the State Department of Parks and Recreation in cooperation with the Shasta Historical Society, Darrell Moss Historical Fund and Trinitarianus Chapter 62, E Clampus Vitus. (Marker Number 32.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the E Clampus Vitus marker series.
 
Location. 40° 29.679′ N, 122° 29.835′ W. Marker is near Redding, California, in Shasta County. Marker is on Clear Creek Road, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is next to the bridge crossing Clear Creek. 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. Piety Hill
Reading's Bar Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, May 7, 2008
2. Reading's Bar Marker
(approx. 1.4 miles away); Northern California Veterans Memorials (approx. 2.7 miles away); Clear Creek (approx. 6.2 miles away); Foundation of Catholic Basilica (approx. 6.8 miles away); Litsch Store (approx. 7.1 miles away); Cold Storage Room (approx. 7.1 miles away); Southside Ruins (approx. 7.2 miles away); Western Star Lodge No. 2 (approx. 7.2 miles away).
 
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker. The Readings Bar marker at the Trinity River.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 15, 2008, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page has been viewed 1,005 times since then and 32 times this year. Last updated on July 24, 2012, by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 15, 2008, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.
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