California Historical Landmarks In Oakland

Landmark # 107 - Joaquin Miller Home

Description: Joaquin Miller, 'Poet of the Sierras,' resided on these acres, which he called 'The Hights,' from 1886 to 1913. In this building, The Abby, he wrote Columbus and other poems. He planted the surrounding trees and he personally built, on the eminence to the north, the funeral pyre and the monuments dedicated to Moses, General John C. Frémont, and Robert Browning. 'The Hights' was purchased by the City of Oakland in 1919.

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

Listed on the National Register of Historic Places: NPS-66000204

 

Additional Resources

Web sites related to Joaquin Miller and his home are listed below if you would like to do further research.

Web Sites Related To Joaquin Miller

The ‘Hights’

Photos of historical plaque and home

http://www.sonic.net/~laird/landmarks/counties/100-199/107.html

Photos of home and statue of Joaquin Miller

http://www.coolspots.com/spots/ala/page010702.html

Bibliographies

Central California Poetry Journal

http://www.solopublications.com/jurn6101.htm#biography

Other Folks’ Cowboy Poetry

http://www.cowboypoetry.com/miller.htm

Joaquin Miller – California’s Poet Laureate

http://www.notfrisco.com/calmem/miller/

The Wild West in Piccadilly:
Joaquin Miller and the Performance of Place

http://www.traverse.net/people/dot/miller_london.html

Oakland’s Literati

http://fopl.org/bookmark/literati.htm

Account of the 1906 Earthquake

http://www.sfmuseum.org/1906/ew5.html

Sample of His Work

Columbus & Defense of the Alamo

http://www.geocities.com/~spanoudi/poems/miller01.html

Mt. Shasta Grizzly Legend

http://www.ilhawaii.net/~stony/lore48.html

 

Use of California State Parks Data

Description, location and historical landmark status provided by California State Parks under the following conditions.

Ownership

http://parks.ca.gov/notice3.htm

 

Photo Credits

Photo of home copied from the following web site.

http://www.coolspots.com/spots/ala/page010702.html

Photo of Joaquin Miller edited from photo from the following web site.

http://www.notfrisco.com/calmem/miller/

 

 

 

 

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