|What is it?
||A plaque by the side of the road!
|What makes it historical?
||The guide says: Major Pierson B. Reading and his Indians washed out the first gold in Shasta County on a bar at the mouth of the canyon of Clear Creek in March 1848.
Other tidbits: Read more about Major Reading!
|HOW CAN I HELP KEEP IT HISTORICAL?
- You can become a member of the E Clampus Vitus, Trinitarianus Chapter!
- You can donate to the Shasta Historical Society!
- You can be a responsible visitor! That means respecting the signs and pathways and treating all structures and artifacts with respect! After all, they’ve endured a lot already to make it into the present! They’ll need our help to make it to the future!
|How do I find it?
Clear Creek Bridge
On Clear Creek Rd
6.9 mi W of old Hwy 99
Redding, CA 96001
Actually, the plaque is about 6.5 miles west of CA-273, quite a bit ahead of the bridge!
From Los Angeles: ~555mi (894km) — 9.3hrs
From Sacramento: ~164mi (264km) — 2.8hrs
From San Diego: ~666mi (1072km) — 11.1hrs
From San Francisco: ~219mi (353km) — 3.7hrs
|When should I go?
||Whenever the mood strikes you!