Site of Rancho El Tecolote

Site of Rancho El Tecolote (HM164Z)

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° 25.312'

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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 it's agricultural wealth to the attention of the nation. The book's heroine Barbara Worth became an icon for the region.
HM NumberHM164Z
Series This marker is part of the E Clampus Vitus series
Marker Number1034
Year Placed2002
Placed ByThe State Department of Parks and Recreation in cooperation with the Ancient and Honorable Order of E Clampus Vitus, Squibob Chapter
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, October 5th, 2014 at 6:57pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)11S E 647761 N 3630243
Decimal Degrees32.80023333, -115.42186667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 48.014', W 115° 25.312'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 48' 0.84" N, 115° 25' 18.72" 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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