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Near Holtville in Imperial County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Harold Bell Wright

Preacher-Writer-Outdoorsman

 

—May 4, 1872 - May 24, 1944 —

 
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By Bill Kirchner, December 15, 2012
1. Harold Bell Wright Marker
Inscription. Harold Bell Wright rose from poverty to become "America's favorite author" for the first three decades of the 20th Century.
Many of his 19 books were best sellers and made into both "silent" and later "talkies". They include '"The Winning of Barbara Worth," a novel set in the pioneering days of the reclamation project which turned the desert into the fertile Imperial Valley.
Self supporting from the age of 12, Harold Wright lived and wrote on a ranch he named 'El Tecolote," a half mile west of this spot, from 1907 to 1915.
 
Erected 2000 by Native Sons of the Golden West, James M. Riley, Grand President.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Native Sons/Daughters of the Golden West marker series.
 
Location. 32° 48.014′ N, 115° 25.309′ W. Marker is near Holtville, California, in Imperial County. Marker is on Country Club Drive 0.3 miles south of California Route 115, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Holtville CA 92250, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Site of Rancho El Tecolote (here, next to this marker); Holtville (approx. 2.5 miles away); City of Holtville
Harold Bell Wright Marker <i>(on the left)</i> image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, December 15, 2012
2. Harold Bell Wright Marker (on the left)
(approx. 2.5 miles away); Imperial Valley Swiss Club (approx. 3.5 miles away); McConnell Ranch (approx. 3.9 miles away); Imperial Valley Veterans' Memorial (approx. 5 miles away); Pearl Harbor Survivors Memorial (approx. 5 miles away); Mobley Meadows (approx. 5 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Holtville.
 
Also see . . .  Harold Bell Wright. The Best Selling American Author of the Early 20th Century (Submitted on December 21, 2012, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona.) 
 
Categories. Arts, Letters, MusicNotable Persons
 
Harold Bell Wright Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, December 15, 2012
3. Harold Bell Wright Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 21, 2012, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 392 times since then and 32 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on December 21, 2012, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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