“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Oakland in Alameda County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)

Jack London

January 12, 1876 – November 22, 1916

Jack London Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, January 9, 2014
1. Jack London Marker
Oakland’s famed native son was the noted author of “The Call of the Wild”, “The Sea Wolf” and “South Sea Tales”. He was at various times a sailor, Alaskan gold miner, salmon fisher and longshoreman.

For a time he was politically involved in making socialist speeches and served as a war correspondent at different periods in the Far East and Mexico.

Erected 1977 by E Clampus Vitus, Joaquin Murrieta Chapter No. 13.
Location. 37° 47.631′ N, 122° 16.489′ W. Marker is in Oakland, California, in Alameda County. Marker is on Water Street, on the left when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Oakland CA 94607, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Jack London’s Cabin (here, next to this marker); Heinolds’ First and Last Chance Saloon (a few steps from this marker); Jack London Square Development (within shouting distance of this marker); Oakland Railroad History (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Pony Express Ferry "Oakland" (about 800 feet away);
Jack London Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, January 9, 2014
2. Jack London Marker
Jack London's Cabin in the background.
Origins of Oakland (about 800 feet away); Oakland's First Wharf (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named Jack London (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Oakland.
More about this marker. This marker is located in Jack London Square. Jack London Square is closed to vehicular traffic.
Also see . . .  Who was Jack London - Wordsworth. Jack’s extensive life experiences included: being a laborer, factory worker, oyster pirate on the San Francisco Bay, member of the California Fish Patrol, sailor, able-bodied seaman, railroad hobo, and gold prospector (in the Klondike from 1897-1898). In his teens, he joined Coxey’s Army in its famous march on Washington, D.C., and was later arrested for vagrancy in Erie County, New York. As a journalist, Jack covered the Russo-Japanese War for the Hearst newspapers in 1904, and in 1914, he covered the Mexican Revolution for Collier’s. (Submitted on January 16, 2014, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.) 
Categories. Arts, Letters, Music
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 313 times since then and 24 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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