Harold Bell Wright

Harold Bell Wright (HM1650)

Location: Holtville, CA 92250 Imperial County
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Country: United States of America
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N 32° 48.014', W 115° 25.309'

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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 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.
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HM NumberHM1650
Series This marker is part of the Native Sons/Daughters of the Golden West series
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Year Placed2000
Placed ByNative Sons of the Golden West, James M. Riley, Grand President
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, September 14th, 2014 at 6:46pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)11S E 647766 N 3630243
Decimal Degrees32.80023333, -115.42181667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 48.014', W 115° 25.309'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 48' 0.84" N, 115° 25' 18.54" W
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Area Code(s)760
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2068 Country Club Dr, Holtville CA 92250, US
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