Ina Coolbrith Landmarks

    

POETRY LANDMARKS HONORING INA COOLBRITH

Through efforts of our members, in particular Claire J. Baker, a number of poetry landmarks in remembrance of Ina Coolbrith have been created in Northern California.

  • INA COOLBRITH PARK POETS CORNER - BENCH, BRONZE PLAQUE
         Russian Hill, Taylor & Vallejo Streets
         San Francisco, California
         Dedicated by Circle members and public September 30, 1984

  • COOLBRITH HEADSTONE - ENGRAVED GRANITE MARKER
         Mountain View Cemetery
         5000 Piedmont Avenue
         Oakland, California
         Dedicated by Circle members and public September 28, 1986

  • INA DONNA COOLBRITH PLAQUE - LIBRARY ENTRANCE LOBBY
         Oakland Main Library
         125 - 14th Street
         Oakland, California
         Dedicated by Circle members and public April 22, 1991

  • BECKWOURTH PASS, ELEVATION 5,221 FEET
         Northern California N.E. of Loyalton
         off Highway 89, S.E. of Quincy, Plumas County
        
         This is the pass through which Ms. Coolbrith was ushered 
         by horse into California by Jim Beckwourth, Crow Indian-
         Blackfoot Chief, scout and mountain man.

  • MOUNT INA COOLBRITH, ELEVATION 8,059 FEET
         Northern California off Highway 89 at Loyalton
         Just south of Beckwourth Pass, Plumas County

  • SACRAMENTO STATE LIBRARY ROTUNDA
         Coolbrith quotation in raised letters
         (new) Library and Courts Building
         900 N Street
         Sacramento, California

        Quotation: 
        "For California is a Poem!
        The land of romance and mystery
        of worship, of beauty and of song."

  • COOLBRITH INCLUSION ON SCULPTURE: 
        "REMEMBER THEM, CHAMPIONS FOR HUMANITY"

         Ina Donna Coolbrith included among the 39 humanitarians 
         comprising this huge bronze sculpture.
         Location:  
                         Henry J. Kaiser Memorial Park
                         13th Street, Oakland
                         (between Roadway & Telegraph)

         Dedicated: On site May 31, 2013
         Note: Descendants of Ms. Coolbrith attended 
         to honor her legacy.

        A plaque on the monument reads:
        "The tragic events of September 11, 2001 compelled 
        Mario Chiodo to create the Remember Them Monument. 
        Embedded deep within its foundation is an original steel 
        fragment from the New York World Trade Center. A 
        sculpted replica of the fragment is shown above. 
        (shows a kneeling fireman) It is Mario's hope to inspire 
        the world to turn tragedy into peace."

      Note: Ms. Coolbrith is included in this monument 
      as a "Local Champion for Humanity."