Developed by Coker Ewing and made up of 175 single family homes, Bret Harte village was incorporated in 1986. Front yard maintenance is included in the monthly dues. The annual meeting is the third Wednesday in January at 7:30 PM in the Gold River Community Center. The Bret Harte Board of Directors are elected for a two year term have monthly meetings held on the first Monday of the month, 7:00 PM, at the Gold River Community Center.
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Bret Harte was one of California's most prominent writers of the 1860's. Coming west in 1854, he worked at a variety of jobs, visiting area gold mines, developing his writing skills. Working for a weekly newspaper near Eureka, CA he found himself forced to leave when he courageously stood up, refusing to remain silent when a massacre of nearby Indians occurred.Harte then moved to San Francisco at the age of 23.
Best known for his realistic picures of life in the mines in "M'liss", "The luck of Roaring Camp", and "The Outcasts of Poker Flat", and his vivid descriptions of the Sierra, pathos, and humor combined to create the well-known image of California. Many of the street names in Bret Harte Village are reminiscent of these writings and pictures for which he became famous both here and abroad..
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