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Jack Kerouac -- Life and Times, Birth and Death
Jack Kerouac Memorial in Lowell, Massachusetts
Wikipedia has a huge write-up about Jack, who was born in Lowell 92 years ago, and is buried in Lowell (see below).
In the spring, I hope to take better photos, before the trees are full.
Mill Girls and Immigrants Exhibit at the Visitor's Center (above) and the exhibit of personal belongs at the Boott Mill Boarding House (below).
These three exhibits were enclosed in Plexiglas.
The anniversary of his death is in a week, and this week there will be many tourists coming to Lowell, some making their annual pilgrimage to the city in celebration of Jack's life.
The photos below were taken the day after the new monument was installed on Sept. 30th, and I took these the following day.
"The Road is Life"
May 22, 1922 PFC Sebastian Sampas March 2, 1944
Massachusetts 51 Station Hospital, World War II
1910 Vee Kay Sampas Eisentraug 1975
1909 Harold C. Eisentraut 1977
1888 George K. Sampas 1961
1893 Maria C. Sampas 1981
March 12, 1922 John Louis Kerouac October 21, 1969
November 11, 1918 Stella Sampas Kerouac February 10, 1990
Directions to Jack's marker at Edson Cemetery
Kerouac Writes First Novel on March 23, 1948 (as described by Mass Moments article) First paragraph, "Lowell native Jack Kerouac happily noted in his diary that he had written 2500 words. If he could keep up this pace, he would finish his first novel in a matter of weeks. The highly autobiographical The Town and the City was published in 1950, the same year he began writing On the Road, the novel that earned him the title "Father of the Beat Generation." By the time he died at the age of 47 Jack Kerouac had published 14 books. On the Road is Kerouac's most-read work today; it is widely considered one of the most important and influential American novels of the twentieth century, and Jack Kerouac is celebrated as one of Lowell's favorite sons." Please read the rest of the article for more information.