Jack London State Historic Park in Sonoma Valley, California, is marking the 100th anniversary of the writer’s death throughout 2016 with a celebration of his life and legacy. London, the author of more than 50 books, including Call of the Wild and White Fang, died Nov. 22, 1916, at the age of 40.
The park was the site of his home — a cottage where he lived and wrote while he and his wife planned their dream home. The park includes The Cottage, recently renovated; the ruins of the dream house, which burned down when it was almost completed; the House of Happy Walls, a museum built after his death; his gravesite; and other features.
Among the year’s events are a writing competition for students, a hiking challenge and tours. Details: www.jacklondonpark.com.