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Joaquin Miller, "Poet of the Sierras"

JOAQUIN MILLER,

JOAQUIN MILLER, "POET OF THE SIERRAS," 
RESIDED ON THESE ACRES, NAMED BY HIM "THE HIGHTS," 
FROM 1886 TO 1913. IN THIS BUILDING, KNOW 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 THE MONUMENTS DEDICATED TO MOSES 
 GENERAL JOHN C. FREMONT AND ROBERT BROWNING. 
"THE HIGHTS" WAS PURCHASED BY THE CITY OF OAKLAND 
IN 1919.

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