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JACK LONDON STATE HISTORIC PARK
In 1959 Irving and Mildred Shepard gift-deeded 39 acres to the State of California for a park. October 1, 1960 a dedication ceremony was held for the new park.
From 1977 to 1979 the state bought an additional 756 acres from the Shepard family which now comprises nearly 800 acres. This includes the House of Happy walls, Wolf House ruins, barns, cottage, Pig Palace and London's gravesite.
|Description of features, educational and recreational opportunites at Jack London State Historic Park in Sonoma County, Northern Californa. In addition, there's a bookstore located within the state park museum, has many Jack London books and videos for sale.|
Golf cart rides are available for those who need assistance to and from the Wolf House and the Beauty Ranch. The "Wolf House Express" runs most weekends, weather permitting, from 12:00 noon to 4:00 p.m., and by appointment for those who need assistance to and from the Wolf House and Beauty Ranch
The "Cottage" where Jack wrote many of his later stories and novels, is open and staffed by Park Docents most weekends from Noon to 4:00 p.m. The building is wheelchair accessible.
The park was created in 1959, when a small portion ... about 40 acres of London's 1,400-acre Beauty Ranch was acquired by the state, partly through a gift from Irving Shepard, London's nephew and an heir to the London estate. The original park included London's grave, the ruins of Wolf House, and Charmian London's House of Happy Walls.
Vineyards on Jack London's Beauty Ranch
Photograph courtesy of Gene Gough (Click on photo to view a larger version)
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"A bone to the dog is not charity. Charity is the bone shared with the dog, when you are just as hungry as the dog." – Jack London
Source: The Road
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