Site of Rancho El Tecolote - Holtville, CA
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1
N 32° 48.015 W 115° 25.311
11S E 647763 N 3630245
Quick Description: This plaque is located outside of Holtville, CA.
Location: California, United States
Date Posted: 8/15/2011 11:35:58 PM
Waymark Code: WMCAF1
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member Uncle Alaska
Views: 1

Long Description:
"Prolific author Harold Bell Wright purchased 160 acres 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, including the historical novel "The Winning of Barbara Worth," a chronicle of desert reclamation and the Colorado River flood of 1905. As Wright's most successful and important book, it brought and it's agricultural wealth to the attention of the nation. The book's heroine Barbara Worth became an icon for the region."
Marker Number: 1,034.00

Marker Name: Site of Rancho El Tecolote

County: Imperial

Has Official CA Plaque: yes

Marker Dedication Date: 4/22/2002

Country Club Dr.

Website: Not listed

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