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#107:  Joaquin Miller Home

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Location:

Joaquin Miller Park, NW corner of Joaquin Miller Rd and Sanborn Dr, Oakland

37.810627,-122.193016

Plaque:

Private Plaque

Notes:

Sanborn Dr. and Joaquin Miller Rd. intersect twice. The site is at the western intersection.


From the plaque:

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 Abby, 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 the monuments dedicated to Moses, General John C. Fremont, and Robert Browning. 'The Heights' was purchased by the City of Oakland in 1919.

Tablet erected by the Historical Landmark Committee, Native Sons of the Golden West, September 9, 1928.



©2009 David Schmitt