This where Jack London lived for some time#
Some of his most famous works include The Call of the Wild and White Fang, both set in the Klondike Gold Rush (in which he participated), as well as the short stories "To Build a Fire", "An Odyssey of the North", and "Love of Life".
London was a passionate advocate of unionization, socialism, and the rights of workers. He wrote several powerful works dealing with these topics, such as The Iron Heel, his non-fiction exposé The People of the Abyss, and The War of the Classes.
(Most of the above has been taken from the extensive biography of Jack London in Wikipedia under Creative Commons License)