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Near Glen Ellen in Sonoma County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

“We live in a beautiful part of the country.”

 
 
"We live in a beautiful part of the country." Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, March 29, 2017
1. "We live in a beautiful part of the country." Marker
Inscription. "Any time you happen up in this part of the country, look us up. We have blankets, grub, and a latchstring alway out." -- Jack London

Jack and Charmian London lived in the Cottage from 1911 to 1916. They often greeted their guests on the Cottage's north porch, which served as the "front door" to their home. Their closest friends stayed in the Cottage while others slept across the way in building that Jack constructed over part of the Old Winery ruins.

"Our life here is something as follows: We rise early, and work in the forenoon. Therefore, we do not see our guests until afternoons and evenings. You may breakfast from 7 till 9, and then we all get together for dinner at 12:30. You will find this a good place to work, if you have work to do. Or, if you prefer to play, there are horses, saddles, and rigs. In the summer we have a swimming pool.
We have not yet a house of our own, and are living in a small house adjoining our ranch. So our friends are put up in a little cabins near by, to sleep."
 
Erected by California State Department of Parks and Recreation.
 
Location. 38° 21.294′ N, 122° 32.82′ W. Marker is near Glen Ellen, California, in Sonoma County. Marker can be reached from
"We live in a beautiful part of the country." Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, March 29, 2017
2. "We live in a beautiful part of the country." Marker
The Cottage is in the background.
London Ranch Road. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2400 London Ranch Road, Glen Ellen CA 95442, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Old Winery (here, next to this marker); Jack and Charmian London Entertained Here (a few steps from this marker); Jack London experimented (within shouting distance of this marker); Jack London's Terraces Shaped the Land for Preservation (within shouting distance of this marker); Eucalyptus - The Cash Crop that Failed (within shouting distance of this marker); Horse Power and Manure (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Jack London Had A Dream (about 400 feet away); Jack London Historical State Park (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Glen Ellen.
 
More about this marker. This marker is located near the Cottage at Beauty Ranch in Jack London State Historic Park. The Park is at the end of London Ranch Road.
 
Also see . . .  Jack London's Cottage - Jack London State Historic Park. The Cottage was London's principal home on the Beauty Ranch. This wood-framed cottage was purchased by London in 1911 along with the Kohler and Frohling winery buildings. It was enlarged after 1911
The Cottage image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, March 29, 2017
3. The Cottage
until it included some 3,000 square feet of living space. Here he wrote many of his later stories and novels.
(Submitted on April 9, 2017, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.) 
 
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The Cottage image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, March 29, 2017
4. The Cottage
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 9, 2017. This page originally submitted on April 9, 2017, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 67 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on April 9, 2017, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.
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