Beauty Ranch: Jack London State Historic Park
Even though Beauty Ranch, is about 20 miles north of Sonoma in Glen Ellen, California, it still sustained damage from the powerful 1906 San Francisco earthquake. (Photo by Jack London)
Jack London State Historic Park is a memorial to writer and adventurer Jack London, who made his home at the site from 1905 until his death in 1916. This State Historic Park was created in 1959, when a small portion - about 40 acres - of London's 1,413-acre Beauty Ranch was acquired by the state, partly through a gift from Irving Shepard, London's nephew and an heir to the London estate.