October 20th, 1969 was like any other day in Florida. The weather on that particular day in St. Petersburg was most likely sunny and warm. A slight hint of autumn may have hung in the air and the leaves on the lush golden rain trees were just beginning to turn. While most people were on their way to work at 8:00 a.m., a reclusive writer stood in front of the Flamingo Bar on 9th Street, waiting for it to open. The man was Jack Kerouac and he had his last drink in a quiet booth set against a wall. Right after midnight Jack left the bar and three hours later he entered St. Anthony’s Hospital on 7th Ave and died of internal hemorrhaging. He had cirrhosis of the liver and was dead at the young age of 47.