National Register of Historic Places in Shasta County
Major Pierson Barton Reading (whose first name is sometimes spelled Pearson and whose last name is pronounced Redding) built his adobe home on the right bank of Cottonwood Creek just north of its confluence with the Sacramento River.
The adobe was destroyed by vandals in 1942. When the site was added to the National Register in 1971, only the foundation remained.
The drawing, titled Reddings [sic] Ranch, was rendered by artist Henry B. Brown around the year 1852.
For more information about the Reading Adobe, please see California Landmark 10.
Historic sites associated with Major Pierson Barton Reading:
Historic Adobe Buildings
Some historic sites on the Sacramento River from north to south: