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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 ...

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,
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 THE IMPERIAL VALLEY AND ITS AGRICULTURAL WEALTH TO THE
ATTENTION OF THE NATION. THE BOOK'S HEROINE BARBARA WORTH
BECAME AN ICON FOR THE REGION.

CALIFORNIA REGISTERED HISTORICAL LANDMARK NO. 1034 

THIS PLAQUE PLACED BY THE STATE DEPARTMENT OF PARKS AND RECREATION 
IN COOPERATION WITH THE RIGHT AND HONORABLE ORDER OR E. CLAMPUS
VITUS SQUIBOB CHAPTER, APRIL 27, 2002

 

Submitted by Sarah Monroy.

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