In conjunction with its 95th anniversary, the Heritage Library will host a special event to discuss The Winning of Barbara Worth, written by Harold Bell Wright, on Thursday, March 31st, at 10:30 a.m. The 1911 novel tells the story of an engineer who vies with a local cowboy for the affections of a rancher’s daughter while building an irrigation system in Imperial Valley, CA. Copies are available for check out at the Information Desk.
The book was considered the most popular novel in the library’s opening collection in 1921. It was a national bestseller for a number of years, and was made into a Western silent film starring Gary Cooper in 1926. Learn more about the author and the story’s ties to the Southwest at this presentation. There is no charge to attend.
The Heritage Library is located at 350 S Third Avenue. For more information, call (928) 783-5415.