Ina Donna Coolbrith
Born Nauvoo, Illinois, March 10th, 1841
Died Oakland, California, Feb. 28th, 1928
First White child to enter California by Beckwourth Pass, in first covered wagon-train traveling that route, September 1852.
Thirty-two years a librarian, friend and counselor to three generations of California writers.
Inscribed on Roll of Honor, Native Daughters of the Golden West, June 11, 1915.
Given the honorary title "Loved Laurel-Crowned Poet of California", April 21, 1919 by act of State Legislature. First Poet Laureate in America.
Erected 1947 by Native Daughters of the Golden West San Francisco Parlors.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, Music • Settlements & Settlers • Women. In addition, it is included in the Native Sons/Daughters of the Golden West series list.
Location. 37° 47.884′ N, 122° 24.819′ W. Marker is in San Francisco, California, in San Francisco City and County. Marker is on Taylor Street
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1. Ina Coolbrith (Wikipedia). "Ina Donna Coolbrith (March 10, 1841 – February 29, 1928) was an American poet, writer, librarian, and a prominent figure in the San Francisco Bay Area literary community. Called the "Sweet Singer of California", she was the first California Poet Laureate and the first poet laureate of any American state." (Submitted on December 13, 2020.)
2. Ina Coolbrith (Oakland Wiki). "Ina Donna Coolbrith (March 10, 1841–February 29, 1928) was born Josephine Donna Smith, the niece of Mormon founder Joseph Smith. Her family came to California and was led over the Sierra Nevada by African American mountain man Jim Beckwourth, (Submitted on December 13, 2020.)
Credits. This page was last revised on December 13, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 13, 2020, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 42 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on December 13, 2020, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.