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The Sunday Call Magazine
"POET OF THE SIERRAS"
£"T>JHERE are not mahyj people, even
' j*'- among thbsej'wh'q Have* been life- .
,} I ,, long; admirers" of 'tliV works- of the
' JL, "PoCt of) th«* Sierras." who know '
i-thajt., pat riot anih'pXoneer of the Golden
.'West' though .hejis^Joaquin Miller's
..ireal name' is^nqV-jJoaquin" at all, but
ciflcimiatus . iieine; Alliler.
t X'As/n boy. of 9 /years old he was
brought from the ; plac'e*of his birth in
. Wabash.. district. : in -Indiana, 'to Ore
gon :" but in his early teens he. came to
' Calliornia;' arid* mined for gold during
.theiirreatVgpld' fever between 1S"«O and
lS60.,4>ut iii the latter year he returned
v to>vdregon und studied 7 law, -, though
*th"k ? year 1861 found him as an express
messefiger in Idaho. ' .
i'JTfwo' years later., at the age ; of 22,"
J, he was the editor of the Eugene Demo
''cratio Register. Then after. more, prac- '
tlce of law, which did not please him,
he went to London in l$St>, and it was
here that his first book of ; poems .was
'published and met- with instant^iavor.
Then followed several ¦ years" of news
paper life in. Washington, but since.
1S87 he has been a constant resident'of*
Oakland, living, for the. most of
time in his picturesque home on the
His poems and plays, for which he
has gained his world- wide fame, are,
too well known to need enumeration •
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