Colmer Monument Works and HeadstoneHub recently teamed up to take on an exciting project, marking a true landmark for one of Lowell, Massachusetts most famous writers: Jack Kerouac. His most famous book, On the Road, was written in just three short weeks in April 1951 and depicted his travels across America. The New York Times hailed it as "the most beautifully executed, the clearest and the most important utterance yet made by the generation Kerouac himself named years ago as 'beat,' and whose principal avater he is." The Modern Library has ranked On the Road as one of the 100 best English-language novels of the 20th century.
The Boston Globe recently wrote a very nice piece about Jack and our work. You can read it here: http://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/2014/09/30/new-jack-kerouac-monument-lowell-the-road-life/HiVN6JQvqbde3nPyJAWKJN/story.html. We wanted to share some information about Jack, his book "On the Road," and some fun facts you may not have known.
Here are two other nice articles that recently came out speaking of Jack Kerouac's new headstone, crafted by Colmer Monument Works and HeadstoneHub.
Fox News article "New memorial arises at Jack Kerouac's gravesite in hometown of Lowell:" http://www.foxnews.com/travel/2014/10/01/new-memorial-arises-at-jack-kerouac-gravesite-in-home-town-lowell/
Lowell Sun article "For Kerouac, etched in Stone:" http://www.lowellsun.com/todaysheadlines/ci_26640733/kerouac-etched-stone?source=rss
Ryan Durkin, Nancy Durkin-Calkins, David Calkins, and their family have been in the headstone, monument, and granite business for over 35 years. We want to make sure that the process of buying a headstone is simple and transparent, and so they created HeadstoneHub. The company helps educate customers and also provides them with the ability to buy granite headstones, monuments, and memorials when the time is right.