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

Photos of home and statue of Joaquin Miller


Central California Poetry Journal

Other Folks’ Cowboy Poetry

Joaquin Miller – California’s Poet Laureate

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

Oakland’s Literati

Account of the 1906 Earthquake

Sample of His Work

Columbus & Defense of the Alamo

Mt. Shasta Grizzly Legend


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





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