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Edwin Markham through the years

Edwin Markham through the years

March 20, 2021

Markham, who grew up in Lagoon Valley in the years after the California Gold Rush, would often return to his memories of this area when it came to creating his poems.

Markham’s parents came west in April 1847 from Michigan, two years before the Gold Rush “with all their worldly goods loaded onto an ox-team.”

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