Twain Harte History
Keturah Wood named Twain Harte, after her two favorite Mother Lode authors, Mark Twain and Bret Harte. Twain Harte is believed to be the first private recreational subdivision in the
Majestic pines that surround a peaceful mountain lake have drawn people to Twain Harte from the early settlement days to the present for rest and relaxation.
The first settlers in
this area however were the Miwok Indians who did little rest or
relaxation. They hunted
and fished to eat, and built oochums and teepees to live in.
This Indian tribe held the Rock as a sacred place.
Now the Rock is partially submerged in water and is used for
a footpath to a diving board for people to enjoy the lake.
attracted today by the same qualities that drew the early settlers
here over 100 years ago.
When visiting you will see why Twain Harte is the Y