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 . . . — — Map (db m62033) HM
E Clampus Vitus marker dedicated 1983
W. F. Holt established this townsite in 1903; built the first electric power plant at 3rd and Holt, the Holton Interurban RR; started the first church, the first newspaper and donated . . . — — Map (db m62031) HM
The church was organized January 14, 1911. The building was constructed the same year on one-half acre of land given by W.J. Seat, located one-quarter mile south of this site. The founders saw Imperial Valley as a land of opportunity for their . . . — — Map (db m62014) HM
From their arrival in Fall, 1901, Swiss and their "Americans of Swiss Descent" have contributed greatly to the ethnic diversity of this valley. Their Schwingfests since 1921 and this club since 1924 have celebrated both their ancestral traditions . . . — — Map (db m108846) HM
Prolific author Harold Bell Wright purchased 160 acres here in 1907. While living in a tent he built Rancho El Tecolote, constructing a woven arrow weed studio in 1908 and a ranch house in 1909. From 1907 to 1916 he wrote three best sellers, . . . — — Map (db m62032) HM