Jack Kerouac

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March 12, 1922 – October 21, 1969

Jack Kerouac was an author and pioneer of the “Beat Generation.” His most famous novel is arguably 1951’s On The Road, which features the basic blueprint for what would become the post-war “Beat” culture of seeking out how to live and navigate life.  Kerouac, along with fellow “Beats” Allen Ginsberg, Neal Cassady and William S. Burroughs,  would inspire a generation of those seeking to find answers to all the questions life brings.

Unfortunately for Jack, the life of a Beat poet including copious amounts of drugs and alcohol.  In October of 1969, Kerouac internally bled to death.  His blood was unable to clot due to severe liver damage from years of “navigating life.” He was 47 years-old.

Burial

Edson Cemetery – Lowell, MA

Specific Location

About 50 ft Southwest of the intersection of Lincoln Ave. and 7th Ave.

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