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Literary Sites
Managed By: Icon Here Literary Sites
New management and new requirements as of July 6, 2011

Locations crucial to fictional literary works are interesting when the real world meets the imaginary world.
Expanded Description:
Three types of waymarks have been accepted, and will continue to be accepted, within this category under the new leadership group.

1. Sites and locales specifically mentioned, described, and identified in a work of fiction.

These sites can be:

a. Real sites used to set a scene within the novel - such as the Chicago Stockyards in Upton Sinclair’s “The Jungle” WM1V9V; or

b. Completely fictional locations made to fit into the real world - such as Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s iconic 221b Baker Street in London WM457W.

Not acceptable locations would be sites of generic description (e.g. “Australian Outback”, the “South Seas”) and those which physically cannot exist such as Rex Stout's Nero Wolfe living in the 900 block of West 35th Street in New York City since that location would be the Hudson River.

2. Appropriately themed and located recreated sites similar to those mentioned in the story - such as Tom Sawyer's Fence in Hannibal, Missouri WM5854 or the Uncle Remus Museum in Eatonton, Georgia WM6BC4. For contrast, the sites and scenes at the Harry Potter Theme Park in Orlando, Florida would not be accepted in this category.

3. Homes and studios where fiction writers lived and worked - such as the James Fennimore Cooper House in Burlington, New Jersey WM67QE. Not acceptable locations would be sites where authors were known to frequent such as taverns, pubs, cafés and hotels unless the site is specifically mentioned within the author’s fictional work (see item 1.a.). Sites noted for providing inspiration to the author's work must be documented on site such as the monument to Lewis Carroll and Alice in Wonderland (WMC4RX).

Prior to submitting to this category, please make sure your waymark is an appropriate Literary Site or, perhaps, it may be better suited for a category such as:
· Famous Fictional Figures
· Epic Beings and Creatures
· Movie Locations
· James Bond - 007 (movie locations, only)
· There's a Book About It (the non-fiction version of this category)
Instructions for Posting a Literary Sites Waymark:
(1) The Literary Site must be visible or accessible to the general public and available at least seasonally.
(2) The coordinates must be for the main entrance. Please identify where your coordinates are if otherwise.
(3) Identify where the Literary Site is located if part of another attraction or destination.
(4) List title and author of the book.
(5) Identify how the site relates to the book or story. A quote from the book to set the scene would be appreciated.
(6) An original photo of the Literary Site must accompany the listing.
(7) Please include original photos of any interpretive signs and transcribe their text if it is not clearly legible from the photo. If the text is not written in English, translating the text into English is desirable but not necessary.

NOTE: Extraneous elements, such as counters, banners, widgets or other personal embellishments and hyperlinks that do not enhance the waymark directly, will be NOT accepted and will result in the waymark being declined.
Instructions for Visiting a Waymark in this Category:
Post a photo of yourself at/with the waymark and describe your experience. List any changes to the waymark since the original posting.
Category Settings:
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  • Book Title
  • First Year Published
  • Author's Name
  • Name of Waymarked Item
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  • Link to more information about the book or waymarked item.
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Image for Heinold's First and Last Chance -Jack London's "John Barleycorn" - Oakland, CAview gallery

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Literary SitesHeinold's First and Last Chance -Jack London's "John Barleycorn" - Oakland, CA

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London mentioned this saloon 17 times in his book.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member ucdvicky

location: California

date approved: 1/25/2008

last visited: 1/26/2008

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Literary SitesAlcatraz - San Francisco, CA

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Alcatraz.... served as a fort and a prison...and now as a tourist attraction. The island and prison are the setting for Gennifer Chodenko's novel for young adults "Al Capone Does My Shirts (Al Capone at Alcatraz #1)"

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Metro2

location: California

date approved: 12/17/2014

last visited: 3/12/2015

Image for Burrit Alley - "Maltese Falcon" - San Francisco, CAview gallery

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Literary SitesBurrit Alley - "Maltese Falcon" - San Francisco, CA

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A plaque marks the spot of a fictional even from the book The Maltese Falcon.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1

location: California

date approved: 6/24/2010

last visited: 1/9/2012

Image for “The Kite Runner”- Lake Elizabeth (Central Park) – Fremont, CAview gallery

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Literary Sites“The Kite Runner”- Lake Elizabeth (Central Park) – Fremont, CA

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The end of the best seller takes place at Lake Elizabeth, also known as Central Park.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member ucdvicky

location: California

date approved: 9/26/2007

last visited: 6/15/1995

Image for Golden Gate Bridge - San Francisco, CAview gallery

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Literary SitesGolden Gate Bridge - San Francisco, CA

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In Mark Z. Danielewski's novel "House of Leaves" a scene from Chapter 15 takes place here.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Metro2

location: California

date approved: 3/9/2015

last visited: 9/20/2013

Image for Cliff House / Sutro Baths - San Francisco, Californiaview gallery

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Literary SitesCliff House / Sutro Baths - San Francisco, California

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The area immediately around Cliff House is part of the setting of Jack London's novel The Scarlet Plague, written in 1912. The story is told in 2073 of a plague that struck the world in 2013, reducing the population of the world to less than 500.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member DougK

location: California

date approved: 10/20/2013

last visited: 10/3/2013

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