27 June 2009

In Glen Ellen, a Pig Palace, a Wolf House, and other wonders

Jack and Charmian London at Beauty Ranch (Bancroft Library, University of California)

The hamlet of Glen Ellen, in Sonoma County’s Valley of the Moon, numbers fewer than a thousand inhabitants. In compensation, it is rich in scenic beauty and historic interest. Not the least interesting local resident was Jack London (1876–1916), who first bought land here in 1905. In those days, London was America’s best-known and most highly paid writer. His discovery of Glen Ellen came about through a Berkeley connection.

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