1876-1916In 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.
|Placed By||Port of Oakland|
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|Date Added||Monday, October 20th, 2014 at 8:43am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||10S E 563609 N 4183255|
|Decimal Degrees||37.79445000, -122.27751667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 37° 47.667', W 122° 16.651'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||37° 47' 40.02" N, 122° 16' 39.06" W|
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|Area Code(s)||510, 559, 415, 925, 650|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 2-18 San Francisco Bay Trail, Oakland CA 94607, US|
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