Joaquin Miller Home

California State Historic Landmark 107

Plaque exists. Site exists. Landmark location.

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Joaquin Miller, "Poet of the Sierras," resided on these acres, named by him "The Hights," from 1886 to 1918. 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 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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Joaquin Miller Park, NW corner of Joaquin Miller Rd and Sanborn Dr, Oakland.

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