Jack Kerouac -- Life and Times, Birth and Death
Lowell Historic Board
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).
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
* Article from the Boston Globe (Sept. 30, 2014)