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Holtville, California Historical Markers

 
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By James King, February 11, 2017
City of Holtville Monument
California (Imperial County), Holtville — City of Holtville "Carrot Capital of the World"
Incorporated 1908 Carried by a vote of 56 to 8 — Map (db m101558) HM
California (Imperial County), Holtville — Harold Bell Wright Preacher-Writer-Outdoorsman May 4, 1872 - May 24, 1944 —
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
California (Imperial County), Holtville — Holtville
E Clampus Vitus marker dedicated 1983 Holtville 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
California (Imperial County), Holtville — Imperial Valley Church of the Brethren Site - Dunkard Church
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
California (Imperial County), Holtville — Imperial Valley Swiss Club
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
California (Imperial County), Holtville — 1034 — Site of Rancho El Tecolote
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

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