Near Holtville in Imperial County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Harold Bell Wright
—May 4, 1872 - May 24, 1944 —
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 Site of Rancho El Tecolote (here, next to this marker); Holtville (approx. 2½ miles away); City of Holtville (approx. 2½ miles away); Imperial Valley Swiss Club (approx. 3½ 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, Music • Notable Persons •
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