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The best work of American poet and journalist Joaquin Miller (pseudonym of Cincinnatus Hiner Miller ) conveys a sense of the majesty and excitement of the Old West. His best known poem is "Columbus" with its refrain, "On, sail on!"--once familiar to millions of American schoolchildren. Between 1862 and 1866 Miller owned a pony express and a newspaper and was a county judge in Canyon City, Oregon. In his newspaper, The Eugene Democratic Register, he wrote an article defending the Mexican bandit?/patriot? Joaquin Murietta, whose given name he later used as his pseudonym.