Joaquin Miller, Poet of the Sierras, famed for his escapades in the Mt. Shasta/Siskiyou area during the gold rush, will be the subject of a three-day commemorative event to be held in October, 2013.

The symposium will gather historians, writers, musicians, and artists to fete the life and literature of the local pioneer legend.

Sisson Museum will host the first planning meeting on Saturday, April 14 at 5 p.m. Anyone interested is welcomed to attend.

Contact Jean Nels at or 530-926-5508 for more information.