Joaquin Miller Home
California State Historic Landmark 107
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.
Joaquin Miller Park, NW corner of Joaquin Miller Rd and Sanborn Dr, Oakland.
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