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“I saw that my life was a vast glowing empty page and I could do anything I wanted.”

JACK KEROUAC (1922-1969)

Photo: Dan Allison (Street art in Boulder, Colorado)


Our summer road trip exploring the literary landscape moves north from Martha’s Vineyard to Lowell, Massachusetts, birthplace of King of the Beats, Jack Kerouac — best known as author of the classic road-trip novel, On the Road. The above photo shows the house at 9 Lupine Road, where Jean-Louis Lebris de Kerouac was born on March 12, 1922. Kerouac’s parents hailed from Québec, and “Ti Jean” (Little John) didn’t learn to speak English until age six.

Photo: Rus Bowden (Jack Kerouac’s birthplace, Lowell, Massachusetts)