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

Jack and Charmian London Entertained Here

 
 
Jack and Charmian London Entertained Here Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, March 29, 2017
1. Jack and Charmian London Entertained Here Marker
Inscription. Originally built sometime between 1870-1880, this historic winery building was remodled by the Londons into a kitchen, living room and dining area. It was the center of activities for their many frequent guests.

"When we entered the large, long room of the old ranch house... we found Mrs. London seated at the Steinway grand piano immediately on our left, and Jack with outstretched hands and cheery voice bidding us welcome." George Wharton James, A Study of Jack London in His Prime, 1917

"In many minds, I am sure, still lives the vision of the hale, big-hearted man of God's out-of-doors, the beardless patriarch ... pattering with that quick, light step along the narrow-vine-shaded porch, through the screened doorway and the length of the taps-brown room to his seat in the solid red koa chair at the head of the table." -- Charmian London, The Book of Jack London, 1921
 
Erected by California State Department of Parks and Recreation.
 
Location. 38° 21.296′ N, 122° 32.811′ W. Marker is near Glen Ellen, California, in Sonoma County. Marker can be reached from 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.
Jack and Charmian London Entertained Here Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, March 29, 2017
2. Jack and Charmian London Entertained Here Marker
At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. "We live in a beautiful part of the country." (a few steps from this marker); The Old Winery (a few steps from this marker); Jack London experimented (within shouting distance of this marker); Jack London's Terraces Shaped the Land for Preservation (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Eucalyptus - The Cash Crop that Failed (about 300 feet away); Horse Power and Manure (about 400 feet away); Jack London Had A Dream (about 400 feet away); Jack London Historical State Park (approx. 0.3 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.
 
Categories. Entertainment
 
 
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 72 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 9, 2017, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.
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