Reading Adobe

California State Historic Landmark 10

Plaque exists. Site exists. Landmark location.

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#010 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.

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Near entrance to Reading Island Park, 22947 Adobe Rd, 5.8 mi E of Cottonwood.

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Donald Laird