Tag Archives: Harold Bell Wright

Tucson’s forgotten novelist (access required)

Harold Bell Wright is not a name that trips lightly from contemporary tongues.  Yet, there was a time when this prolific novelist was among the nation’s best-selling and highest-paid authors.

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Tent City Hero (access required)

Sporting a pitch helmet, linen suit and big white mutton-chop sideburns, Oliver E. Comstock pedaled his bicycle along Tucson’s dusty roads with a soup kettle hanging from the handlebars. He will never be as famous as Wyatt Earp, but he was a real hero to the residents of southern Arizona’s Tent City.

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