Poet of the Sierras

Poet of the Sierras (HM1D0P)

Location: Oakland, CA 94602 Alameda County
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Country: United States of America
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N 37° 48.638', W 122° 11.581'

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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 Abbey, 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 monuments dedicated to Moses, General John C. Fremont and Robert Browning. "The Hights" was purchased by the City of Oakland in 1991.

Tablet erected by the Historical Landmarks Committee, Native Sons of the Golden West, September 9, 1928.
HM NumberHM1D0P
Series This marker is part of the Native Sons/Daughters of the Golden West series
Marker NumberCHL 107
Year Placed1928
Placed ByNative Sons of the Golden West
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, September 18th, 2014 at 1:29am PDT -07:00
Photo Credits: [1] ELLEN KOMP  
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)10S E 571033 N 4185111
Decimal Degrees37.81063333, -122.19301667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 48.638', W 122° 11.581'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 48' 38.28" N, 122° 11' 34.86" W
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Area Code(s)510
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 30176 State Hwy 378, Oakland CA 94602, US
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