Ceremony to be Held:

Jack,London at his "Beauty Ranch" in Sonoma, California

Jack London at his “Beauty Ranch” in Sonoma, California

This month marks the 97th anniversary of Jack London’s death. On Saturday November 23, 2013, a ceremony will be held in the Jack London Historical Park, Sonoma, California at 10:30AM. There will be a walk to the grave site and some readings of his wife Charmian’s thoughts as well as a poem by his friend George Sterling, according to the local newspaper.

The historic park is actually London’s ranch, which he shared with Charmian. He called it his Beauty Ranch. It was a great symbol of his success as a writer and he felt deeply about the place.

Jack London's grave site in Jack London Historic Park, Sonoma, California

Jack London’s grave site in Jack London Historic Park, Sonoma, California

London wrote about it:

“”The grapes on a score of rolling hills are red with autumn flame. Across Sonoma Mountain wisps of sea fog are stealing. The Afternoon sun smolders in the drowsy sky. I have everything to make me glad I am alive. I am filled with dreams and mysteries. I am all sun and air and sparkle. I am vitalized, organic.”

Tourist Destination in Sonoma California

Jack London Historical Park in Sonoma, California is a fine tourist destination in a beautiful area, where fine wine and good food are plentiful.

Cruise of the Snark

You may be interested in Listen2Read’s audiobook version of Jack London’s Cruise of the Snark. Listen to a free sample here >>