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Jack Kerouac Queens Trail Tour

To celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the publication of Jack Kerouac’s novel On the Road, Jeff Gottlieb and Pat Fenton of the Queens Historical Society organized the Jack Kerouac Queens Trail Tour, held on Saturday, September 1. Above, seated in the center, is Jim Driscoll, President of the Queens Historical Society. Standing to the right is tour guide Pat Fenton. The two discuss Kerouac’s life at Glen Patrick’s Pub, of 53-73 65th Place, Kerouac’s favorite watering hole during his Ozone Park days. Other highlights of the trip included Kerouac’s home at 133-01 Cross Bay Boulevard, where the author lived from 1943 to 1949. Kerouac’s father, Leo, died in the house in 1945. Another home, at 94-21 134th Street in Richmond Hill, where Kerouac lived on-and-off from 1949 to 1954 as he wrote On the Road, was also showcased.

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