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The Sunday Call Magazine
JOAQUIN MILLER, "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 Heights. His poems and plays, for which he has gained his world- wide fame, are, too well known to need enumeration • ¦ hen*.* •.¦:¦¦:..-.--".." .\. ...