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Remembering Jack London

Memorial event set for Nov. 20, 10:30 a.m. to noon

2021 marks the 105th anniversary of Jack London’s death, and Jack London State Historic Park will pay tribute to one of the bestknown American writers in a memorial event, led by park historian Lou Leal, on Saturday, Nov. 20.

Jack London died of kidney failure on Nov. 22, 1916. In his short life he accomplished much, not only as the writer of fifty books, but also as an adventurer, reporter, war correspondent, sports article writer, and innovative farmer. He was in the process of developing a model ranch, destined to be the finest in California, when he died. He would have wished farming to be his true legacy, far beyond writing.

Learn more about the London grave site at the event. Songwriter and vocalist Jeff Falconer will perform an original song written in memory of Jack London.

The memorial is open to the public at no charge. Those attending should gather at the House of Happy Walls Museum, 2400 London Ranch Rd. in Glen Ellen, on Nov. 20 at 10:30 a.m., to start the half-mile walk to the grave site. A golf cart will be available for those who prefer not to walk.