Jack London State Historic Park

of the property was donated to the State of California, enabling the creation of Jack London State Historic Park in 1959. Since the original donation of 39 acres, the park has grown to 1,400 acres, almost exactly the size of London's ...

Jack London State Historic Park

Famed novelist Jack London became America's highest-paid author in 1905, writing about adventures in the Klondike and the Russo-Japanese War and about sailing his self-designed boat halfway around the world. Yet perhaps one of London's finest legacies is his 1,400-acre ranch on the slopes of Sonoma Mountain in California. Sometimes called "Beauty Ranch" or the "Ranch of Good Intentions," the land, buildings, and house museums exemplify both early-20th-century life and London's passionate pioneering efforts in agriculture and architecture. Descendants of Eliza Shepard (London's stepsister and ranch manager) operated the ranch for decades. In 1959, Irving Shepard deeded 39 acres to California to create Jack London State Historic Park. Eventually, 1,400 acres were acquired. Today, more than 80,000 visitors annually enjoy the park, hiking, picnicking, horseback riding, and attending events and touring London's home, gravesite, and farm buildings.

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Jack London State Historic Park
Language: en
Pages: 128
Authors: Elisa Stancil Levine
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2015 - Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

Famed novelist Jack London became America's highest-paid author in 1905, writing about adventures in the Klondike and the Russo-Japanese War and about sailing his self-designed boat halfway around the world. Yet perhaps one of London's finest legacies is his 1,400-acre ranch on the slopes of Sonoma Mountain in California. Sometimes
Jack London State Historic Park Preliminary General Plan
Language: en
Pages:
Authors: California. Department of Parks and Recreation
Categories: Jack London State Historic Park
Type: BOOK - Published: 1988 - Publisher:

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Jack London State Historic Park
Language: en
Pages: 21
Authors: California. Department of Parks and Recreation
Categories: Jack London State Historic Park (Calif.)
Type: BOOK - Published: 1976 - Publisher:

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Jack London State Historic Park General Plan
Language: en
Pages: 111
Authors: California. Department of Parks and Recreation
Categories: Historic sites
Type: BOOK - Published: 1990 - Publisher:

Books about Jack London State Historic Park General Plan
Jack London State Historic Park
Language: en
Pages: 1
Authors: California. Division of Parks and Recreation
Categories: Jack London State Historic Park (Calif.)
Type: BOOK - Published: 1985 - Publisher:

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