Jack London

Jack London (HM1CN0)

Location: Oakland, CA 94607 Alameda County
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Country: United States of America
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N 37° 47.667', W 122° 16.651'

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In 1886, ten year old Jack London traveled to Oakland with his family and led the rough and ready life of countless other working class lads of that era. Though he labored at menial jobs, the world of books captured his imagination at an early age and his mind remained open to new ideas and learning. Jack London's life and career were influenced by the colorful yarns from hard-drinking sailors and risk-taking oyster pirates that he heard in Heinold's Saloon. A year in the frozen Yukon provided additional inspiration for his writing. During his brief, brilliant career, London produced over fifty volumes of novels, essays, short stories and newspaper reports. In 1916, at the age of forty, he died as he lived.

"I would rather be ashes than dust! I would rather that my spark should burn out in a brilliant blaze than it should be stifled by dry rot."

Donated in memory of

Jules and Silvia Rodesta
HM NumberHM1CN0
Placed ByPort of Oakland
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Date Added Monday, October 20th, 2014 at 8:43am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)10S E 563609 N 4183255
Decimal Degrees37.79445000, -122.27751667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 47.667', W 122° 16.651'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 47' 40.02" N, 122° 16' 39.06" W
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Area Code(s)510, 559, 415, 925, 650
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2-18 San Francisco Bay Trail, Oakland CA 94607, US
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