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Joaquin Miller

“Poet of the Sierras”

 
 
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By Barry Swackhamer, February 3, 2014
1. Poet of the Sierras Marker
Inscription. Joaquin Miller, “Poet of the Sierras,” resided on these acres, named by him “The Hights,” from 1886 to 1913. In this building known as The Abbey, he wrote “Columbus” and other poems. The surrounding trees were planted by him and he personally built, on the eminence to the north, the funeral pyre and monuments dedicated to Moses, General John C. Fremont and Robert Browning. “The Hights” was purchased by the City of Oakland in 1991.
 
Erected 1928 by Native Sons of the Golden West. (Marker Number 107.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Native Sons/Daughters of the Golden West marker series.
 
Location. 37° 48.638′ N, 122° 11.581′ W. Marker is in Oakland, California, in Alameda County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Joaquin Miller Road and Sanborn Road, on the left when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3098 Joaquin Miller Road, Oakland CA 94602, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within one mile of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Joaquin Miller’s Abbey (here, next to this marker); A Haven for Artists (a few steps from this marker); The Monument Loop: A Legacy
Poet of the Sierras Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, February 3, 2014
2. Poet of the Sierras Marker
The marker is beside the stairs.
(within shouting distance of this marker); The Creation of a Park (within shouting distance of this marker); Voyage of the Brooklyn (approx. 0.4 miles away); Commemoration of Old Redwood Road from Redwood Canyon (approx. 0.8 miles away); 442nd Regimental Combat Team Memorial (approx. one mile away); Site of Blossom Rock Navigation Trees (approx. one mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Oakland.
 
Also see . . .  Who was Joaquin Miller? - Joaquin Miller School. Joaquin Miller was a colorful figure who was well known in California literary and social circles. He spent his last years in Oakland, in a home on the road that is now Joaquin Miller Road. But his real name — the name he was given at birth on Sept. 8, 1837 — was Cincinnatus Hiner. (Submitted on February 15, 2014, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.) 
 
Categories. Arts, Letters, Music
 
Poet of the Sierras Marker image. Click for full size.
By Unknown, circa ca. 1920s
3. Poet of the Sierras Marker
Joaquin Miller, Poet of the Sierras image. Click for full size.
By Unknown, circa n/a
4. Joaquin Miller, Poet of the Sierras
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 346 times since then and 16 times this year. Last updated on , by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on December 22, 2016.
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