Learn about the legacy of Jack London’s Beauty Ranch
By Melissa Dowling
Sonoma Petaluma Parks (SPParks) will present “The Legacy of Jack London’s Beauty Ranch,” a lecture by park neighbors and authors of the book Jack London State Historic Park, Chuck Levine and Elisa Stancil Levine, on Thursday, Nov. 17, at 7 p.m.
The event in the Sonoma Mission chapel will feature rare images of the “Ranch of Good Intentions” and explore London’s entrepreneurial efforts and agricultural legacy. The Levines will reveal how, after London’s untimely death at age 40 in 1916, strong relationships and pure grit helped protect the 1,400acre ranch enterprise, now a thriving state park with a legacy for all to enjoy.
Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Admission, payable at the door, is $10 for the general public, $5 for SPParks members, and free for docents and park staff. California State Parks supports equal access. Prior to arrival visitors with disabilities who need assistance should contact Sonoma State Historic Park at (707) 935-9457, 711, TTY relay service.