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Commemorate Jack’s death

Jack London State Park

Saturday November 23rd 2019 - 10:30am to

10:30 a.m.-noon

This year marks the 103rd anniversary of Jack London’s death, and Jack London State Historic Park will pay a special tribute to one of the world’s best known American writers.

London died of kidney failure on Nov. 22, 1916. In his short life he accomplished much, not only as an author of 50 books, but also as an adventurer, reporter, war correspondent, sports 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. Songwriter and vocalist Jeff Falconer will perform his original song written in memory of Jack London.

The memorial, led by park historian Lou Leal, is open to the public at no charge. Those attending should gather at the House of Happy Walls Museum to start the half-mile walk to the gravesite at 10:30 am. A golf cart will be available for those who prefer not to walk.

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