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#10:  Reading Adobe

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Location:

Near entrance to Reading Island Park, 213 Adobe Rd, 5.8 mi E of Cottonwood

40.391322, -122.200344

 

 

Plaque:

State plaque

Notes:

None


From the Plaque:

Site of Reading Adobe, Rancho Buena Ventura. 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.

Plaque placed by the State Department of Parks and Recreation in cooperation with the Shasta Historical Society, May 18, 1968.



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