Joaquin Miller

1837 - 1914

The Buffalo Bill of American literature, Miller was a legendary figure. He was known as the "Poet of the Sierras." Divorced and
defeated as a Canyon City judge, at 33 he went to London and became a famous bard, often appearing in buckskins. His parents were Quaker, and he became Quaker during the Civil War, buying a newspaper and using it to speak out against the war until he was suppressed.

biography - at the Central California Poetry Journal

biography and the poem "Yosemite" - a school assignment by Brian and Kyle

biography and an essay on Portland, Oregon rain - at the Writer's Gateway

biography and the story "The Last Man of Mexican Camp"

an account of the 1906 San Francisco earthquake - at the Museum of the City of San Francisco


California's Cup Of Gold


Dead In The Sierras

In San Francisco

Joaquin Murietta

Twilight at the Hights


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