Reading’s Bar!

Reading's Bar
Is there a plaque?  YES! 🙂

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 tidbitsRead more about Major Reading!


  • 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? Listed Directions:
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!

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