Oakland in Alameda County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
January 12, 1876 – November 22, 1916
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. Touch 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); 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). Touch for a list and map 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.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 16, 2014, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 333 times since then and 44 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on January 16, 2014, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.