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Oakland in Alameda County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Heinolds’ First and Last Chance Saloon

 
 
Heinolds’ First and Last Chance Saloon Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, January 9, 2014
1. Heinolds’ First and Last Chance Saloon Marker
Inscription. Two plaques are placed on Heinold's First & Last Chance Saloon.
above

National Register of Historic Places

Heinolds’ First and
Last Chance Saloon

in continuous operation on this site
since 1883 and closely associated
with the famous author
Jack London
was listed on the
National Register of Historic Places
On September 1, 2000


below

Friends of Libraries USA

Literary Landmarks Register

designates
Heinold’s First and
Last Chance

as a National Literary Landmark.
Befriended by Johnny Heinold
at this original site,
Jack London
met many seafaring and waterfront
characters which he later immortalized
in his adventure novels. Heinold’s
is referred to several times
in his book John Barleycorn.

 
Erected 1998 by Friends of the Oakand Library.
 
Location. 37° 47.632′ N, 122° 16.483′ 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
Heinolds’ First and Last Chance Saloon Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, January 9, 2014
2. Heinolds’ First and Last Chance Saloon Marker
The plaques are on the front, left of the building.
least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Jack London (a few steps from this marker); Jack London’s Cabin (a few steps from this marker); Jack London Square Development (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Oakland Railroad History (about 600 feet away); 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.
 
Additional keywords. Jack London
 
Categories. Arts, Letters, MusicIndustry & Commerce
 
Mural on the left side of Heinolds’ First and Last Chance Saloon image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, January 9, 2014
3. Mural on the left side of Heinolds’ First and Last Chance Saloon
 
 
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 377 times since then and 42 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on January 16, 2014, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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