Joaquin Miller

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Birthday
8, 1837
Birthplace
Indiana
Death Date
Feb 17, 1913 (75)
Birth Sign
Virgo
Birthday
8, 1837
Birthplace
Indiana
Death Date
Feb 17, 1913 (75)

About

American "Poet of the Sierras" who is remembered for Pacific Poems, An Elk Hunt, and other western-themed works. He is also known for his 1886 novel, The Destruction of Gotham, which features a prostitute as a protagonist.

Before Fame

He relocated from Indiana to California during the era of the California Gold Rush.

Trivia

His birth name was Cincinnatus Heine Miller; Joaquin Miller was his pen name.

Family Life

He married Abigail Leland in 1763.

Associated With

He was influenced by Harriet Beecher Stowe.