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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Miller, Cincinnatus Heine 1841- (search)
Miller, Cincinnatus Heine 1841- (better known as Joaquin Miller), author; born in Wabash district, Ind., Nov. 10, 1841; went with his parents to Oregon in 1850; subsequently engaged in mining in California, and studied law. In 1863 he edited the Democratic register, in Eugene, Ore., a weekly paper which was accused of disloyalty and suppressed; in 1863-66 practised law in Canton City, Ore.; and in 1866-70 was judge of Grant county, Ore. Later he went to London, where he published his first book of poems. Returning to the United States he spent several years in newspaper work in Washington. Since 1887 he has resided in Oakland, Cal. In 1897-98 he was correspondent for the New York Journal in the Klondike. His publications include Songs of the Sierras; Songs of the Sunland; The ship of the Desert; Life among the Modocs; The one fair woman; Shadows of Shasta; Songs of far-away lands; 1849, or the gold-seekers of the Sierras; The life of Christ, etc. He has also written plays,
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Oregon, (search)
stablished......July, 1865 Mount Hood, not previously in eruption since the settlement of California, continues for a month or more to emit smoke and flames, followed by the earthquake of......Oct. 8-9, 1865 Oregon ratifies the Thirteenth Amendment to the Constitution......Dec. 11, 1865 Oregon ratifies the Fourteenth Amendment by one majority, and this act is disputed, as secured by the votes of two Republican members of the House afterwards expelled......Sept. 19, 1866 Cincinnatus H. Miller (Joaquin Miller) appointed judge of Grant county......1866 Cargo of wheat shipped from Oregon direct to Australia by bark Whistler......1867 Grading for Oregon Central Railroad begun at Portland, April 14; grading of the rival Oregon and California Railroad begun......April 16, 1868 First full cargo of wheat exported from Oregon direct to Europe by Joseph Watt to Liverpool by the Sallie Brown......1868 State agricultural college at Corvallis opened......1868 Legislatur