Lets take a ride on the Reading; from Bell’s Bridge we go a mile south on highway 273 to where gold was first discovered here in 1848 by Pierson B. Reading (1818-1868)…..actually, Native Americans working for their land grant owner found it for him and got little or nothing. But as it pans out, the Win River Casino sits on this very spot, now raking it in by the neglected Clear Creek landmark, Oh, the irony.
You’d think this town of
Plaque inscription: NO. 78 CLEAR CREEK - Five miles up the creek, at
Location: Old Hwy 99 and
Google maps: 40.504533,-122.379305