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Bret Harte publishes his first short story in San Francisco, California

Bret Harte, circa 1890, detail
04/29/1860
Bret Harte, was born Francis Brett Hart in Albany, New York on August 25, 1836.  He moved to California at age seventeen and settled into a career as a journalist.  On April 29, 1860 he published his first story in the journal he was working for, The Golden Era in San Francisco. This piece, called "My Metamorphosis," was the first in a long career that made Harte famous across the world as the chronicler and story-teller of early California. He died of cancer in England in 1902.  (By John Osborne)
Source Citation: 
Gary Scharnhorst, Bret Harte: Opening the American Literary West (Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 2000), 16. 

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