Near Rochester in Fulton County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Cincinnatus Heiner "Joaquin" Miller, who gained fame in Oregon as America's "Poet of the Sierras", lived from 1848-52 in Newcastle township of Fulton County. His family's home and the rude schoolhouse where he attended classes taught by his father, Hulings, were located one mile north and one-tenth mile east of here. Miller is best known for his poem "Columbus". Many of his works recall his boyhood in Fulton County. He died in 1913.
Erected 1968 by Fulton County Historical Society.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Arts, Letters, Music. A significant historical year for this entry is 1913.
Location. 41° 7.324′ N, 86° 10.624′ W. Marker is near Rochester, Indiana, in Fulton County. Marker is on State Road 25, 0.1 miles north of County Road N350E, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Rochester IN 46975, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. William Polke Trading Post (approx. 2˝ miles away); Site of Indian Village Chippewa-Nung (approx. 2˝ miles away); Michigan Road Talma (approx. 3.2 miles away); Fulton County War Memorial (approx. 3.4 miles away); Father Petit and the Potawatomi 'Trail of Death' (approx. 3.4 miles away); William Polke House (approx. 3˝ miles away); Edward J. Fansler Pathways (approx. 3.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Rochester.
Also see . . . Joaquin Miller. Wikipedia entry (Submitted on February 4, 2022, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.)
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