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Centennial Celebration

One hundred years ago, on November 22, 1916, Jack London—the internationally renowned writer, thinker, adventurer, social activist, innovator and pioneering farmer—passed away at his beloved Beauty Ranch in Glen Ellen, California. Jack London was the most popular and highest paid American author of his day; the first American writer to earn a million dollars. Of the 50 books and hundreds of essays authored by Jack London, Call of the Wild, White Fang, and others have been translated into over 70 languages. London is also famous for his adventures, world travels, as an innovator, social activist, artist, philosopher and for his pioneering farming experiments with sustainable agriculture as early as 1906. Throughout 2016, Jack London State Historic Park, the land that was London’s ranch, will mark this Centennial milestone and pay tribute to London’s legacy.

“Discover Your Call of the Wild Centennial Celebration of Jack London’s Life” is an invitation for all to delve more deeply into Jack's legacy and explore how it relates to their lives today. At the same time, visitors can experience the spectacular 1400 scenic acres and 29 plus miles of trails at the Park, which was once the place where Jack roamed and drew his inspiration.

Each month during 2016 we will offer a broad range of events to highlight the various facets of Jack London’s inspiration and innovation. To receive our monthly events newsletter and stay in touch with what’s upcoming Join Our Mailing List.

Santa Rosa Press Democrat
Special Section celebrating the many facets of Jack London, the inspiration for the Park

Learn more about Jack London in our monthly centennial guest articles

January: Adventure and Jack London by Kenneth K. Brandt  

February: The Writer Next Door by Jeff Falconer  

February: Charmian Kittredge London: Jack's Collaborator & Mate by Susan Nuernberg & Iris Jamahl Dunkle

March: Jack's Women-A Heart Full of Love by Alice Melillo

March: The Acorn Planter by Breck Parkman

April: Jack London's Contribution's to Literature by Jeanne C. Reesman  

May: Jack London: Sustainable Farmer by Chuck Levine and Mike Benziger  

June: The Cruise of the Snark by Clarice Stasz  

July: The Ghost in the Writer by Jay Williams  

August: Jack London: Socialist and Reformer by Cecelia Tichi 

September: Jack London was a Sonoman by Bill Lynch 

October: The Beauty of Jack London’s Language Matters Most by Jonah Raskin 

November: Jack London's Credo by Lou Leal 

December: Jack London's "Human Documents" by Sue Hodson and Jeanne C. Reesman 

And the Winners Are...

Winners of the 2016 Discover Your Call of the Wild- Student Writing Contest!

Thank You to our Celebration Park Sponsors!

December Sponsor Kenwood Vineyards

Kenwood Vineyards
The 2006 Jack London 100th Anniversary Cabernet Sauvignon is available at the winery
Learn More about this special wine! Visit them Kenwood Vineyards

September Sponsor Glen Ellen Star

Glen Ellen Start
The acclaimed Glen Ellen Star Restaurant will donate
all corkage fees to the park during September! Visit them in Glen Ellen

March and April Park Sponsor Sonoma Valley Inn!

Sonoma Valley Inn 

January Park Sponsor Premier Country Estates!

Premier County Estates 



Chateau St Jean


Pangloss Cellars











Wellington Vineyards



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