Kenwood Press


Serving the communities of Kenwood, Glen Ellen and Oakmont

email print

Centennial memorial to be held at Jack London gravesite


Jack London State Park

Saturday November 2016 - 10:30am to

This year marks the hundredth anniversary of Jack Londonís death. As a special tribute to one of America and the worldís the best-known writers, Jack London State Historic Park will hold a memorial on Saturday, Nov. 19.

London died of kidney failure on Nov. 22, 1916. In his short life he accomplished much, not only as a writer 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.

The memorial is open to the public at no charge other than the $10 per vehicle entrance fee. Meet at the House of Happy Walls Museum at 10:30 a.m. to start the half-mile walk to Londonís gravesite. Refreshments will be served. A golf cart will be available for those who prefer not to walk. There will be presentations and poetry about Jack Londonís life. After the memorial, there will be a short presentation of the facts that are known about Jack Londonís death at the age of 40. Rain may move some or all of the presentations indoors to the museum. For more information go to jacklondonpark.com/grave-site-memorial-2016.html.


Community Calendar

Quarryhill is open; wreath workshop Nov. 18
11/18/2017
more...
London memorial at the gravesite
11/18/2017
more...
An evening of night photography
11/18/2017
more...
Free guided Saturday hikes
11/18/2017
more...
Oakmont Sunday Symposium
11/19/2017
more...
SIR #53 to hear golf course update
11/22/2017
more...
Free guided Saturday hikes
11/25/2017
more...
An Evening of Jazz 2017
12/01/2017
more...
Hit the trail with Bill & Dave
12/02/2017
more...
Free guided Saturday hikes
12/02/2017
more...
Pixar's John Lasseter at Sonoma Speaker Series Dec. 4
12/04/2017
more...