NO. 10 READING ADOBE - This was the home of Pierson Barton Reading (1816-1868), a California pioneer of 1843. He was a major in Frémont's California Battalion which fought in the Mexican War. He was a signer of the Capitulation of Cahuenga and discovered gold in 1848. Major Reading is buried nearby.
Near entrance to Reading Island Park, 22947 Adobe Rd, 5.8 mi E of Cottonwood.
There are 2 plaques for this site. A SECOND PLAQUE is just off Interstate 5 at N 40° 22.28 W 122° 17.03. It is on the west side of Main Street, .25 mi. north of Bowman Rd., Cottonwood.