Jack London State Historic Park Half-Day Trip

Jack London State Historic Park

Jack London State Historic ParkLocated in Sonoma Valley, an hour north of San Francisco. This is the former home of Jack London, a famous author. The reason why I came here is because I went toSugarloaf Ridge State ParkAfter that, you can go to the park for free. If you can't remember who Jack London is at the moment, you can do the same as me onWikipediaTo refresh your memory, he was the author of The Call of the Wild, the most famous realist writer of the early twentieth century.

Jack London has traveled to many places in his life, but it is said that he found Sonoma the most suitable place for him, so he came here to open a winery and build his dream home "Wolf House". For those who like to be outdoors, this is a fun historical park where you can see the winery and the old house while walking. Although it is said to be a visit to the former residence, the whole visit is actually considered hiking and walking, and you have to go back and forth from the entrance to the Wolf House and then back down the hill for 1.2 miles, and then go to the winery to see the old house and take a walk in all four places, and you can spend half a day on this tour.

House of Happy Walls Museum

The first stop can be made to visit the museum, the museum is halfway up the mountainside, parked the car and climbed up 0.3 mile, the house is quite beautiful, antique, Jack London did not live here, the house is called House of Happy Walls, which is his widow, Charmian London, copied the design of the Wolf House, Jack London died after another building. This house is called House of Happy Walls, which was built by his widow Charmian London after Jack London's death, and is actually far less luxurious than the original design of the Wolf House.

The interior is now used as a museum, and the first floor is dedicated to the life of Jack London, who came from a poor background and spent time in the slums of major cities in the U.S. in order to earn a living, which became the basis for his future creative work. In order to make a living, he traveled to Asia at a young age and went to Alaska to look for gold. Later, when he lost his job, he decided to start writing, and his passion for nature and adventure intertwined with his rough and tumble style of writing, and his works gradually gained prominence. His early experiences also led to his support for socialism, and most of his works have strong socialist colors.

Even in his affluence, Jack London still loved nature. After moving to Sonoma, his dream was to build a mansion in the forest, the Wolf House, but unfortunately he never managed to live in his dream home. Unfortunately, he never got to live in his dream home, and now we can only see a model of the original plan of the Wolf House in the museum.

Most of the second floor is devoted to the life of Jack London's widow, Charmian London, Jack London's second wife and a poet herself. From the description of her life, we can see that Charmian must have managed the publication of Jack London's works and public relations, and she was a remarkable woman.

Wolf House

After the museum, we went to see the ruins of the Wolf House, which was Jack London's dream home. It took him years of planning and a lot of property to build the house, which was designed by Albert Farr, a well-known architect in San Francisco at the time, with a 15,000-square-foot four-story floor plan and a huge swimming pool in the middle of the house. Unfortunately, the house burned down in a midnight fire only a month after it was built, and Jack London died of an overdose at the young age of 40 shortly after the fire, in a cemetery not far from the Wolf House.

Although we can only see the remains of the fire, we can still see its magnificence and grandeur.

Beauty Ranch

On the other side of the park is the farm and winery of Jack London, who bought the land in a state of abandonment and spent a lot of time researching how to bring it back to life. The winery is still in use, but is now managed by Kenwood Winery.

London cottage

This is the actual cabin that Jack London lived in during his lifetime, right next to the farmhouse, and it looks a lot more approachable than the mansion Wolf House.

Mr. and Mrs. Jack London were very hospitable during their lifetime. Part of the house is a guest room with independent access, and there are many souvenirs brought back by Jack London from his travels around the world.

The host and hostess each have their own space, and this is the hostess' room, and the light looks great.

At the other end of the corridor is Jack London's study and studio. Because of his writing schedule, he usually slept in the small room next to his studio. The larger study was added after the Wolf House burned down, Jack London needed a large study and the original house was too small for the family.

Speaking of space, in fact, the kitchen and dining room is a separate unit built outside and independent of the main body of the house, and we have to go around to the other end to see the dining room when we go out of the house.

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