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Topic: Been to Rocky Mountain National Park this summer?

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Subject: Been to Rocky Mountain National Park this summer?
Date Posted: 8/8/2007 3:29 PM ET
Member Since: 7/13/2007
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How about a book from my list about a woman who did, too, . . . in 1872!
I highly recommend this IF you loved the sights of that beautiful state.
REVIEW:  In 1872, Isabella Bird, daughter of a clergyman, set off alone to the Antipodes 'in search of health' and found she had embarked on a life of adventurous travel. In 1873, wearing Hawaiian riding dress, she rode her horse through the American Wild West, a terrain only newly opened to pioneer settlement. The letters that make up this volume were first published in 1879. They tell of magnificent, unspoiled landscapes and abundant wildlife, of encounters with rattlesnakes, wolves, pumas and grizzly bears, and her reactions to the volatile passions of the miners and pioneer settlers. A classic account of a truly astounding journey.

 

Date Posted: 8/9/2007 2:24 AM ET
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In case it helps others, the title is "A Lady's Life in the Rocky Mountains (The Western Frontier Library, 14)"

Date Posted: 8/9/2007 9:20 PM ET
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This book has left my shelf!

 

 



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