Lady's Life in the Rocky Mountains
by Isabella L. Bird
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A collection of letters, originally written to her sister, they accurately depict the rapidly changing style of life in the Rockies. This trip during 1873 took all of the courage and stamina of this brave English horsewomen, as she toured an area she called “no region for tourists and women". Strong language from a missionary woman who toured the world. Soft bound, 256 pages.

The Table of Contents includes the following:
  • Introduction by Daniel J. Boorstin
  • Letter 1
    Lake Tahoe - Morning in San Francisco - Dust - A Pacific mail-train - Digger Indians - Cape Horn - A mountain hotel - A pioneer - A Truckee livery stable - A mountain stream - Finding a bear - Tahoe
  • Letter 2
    A lady's "get-up" - Grizzly bears - The "Gem of the Sierras" - A tragic tale - A carnival of color
  • Letter 3
    A Temple of Morpheus - Utah - A "God-forgotten" town - A distressed couple - Dog villages - A temperance colony - A Colorado inn - The bug pest - Fort Collins
  • Letter 4
    A plague of flies - A melancholy charioteer - The Foot Hills - A mountain boarding-house - A dull life - "Being agreeable" - Climate of Colorado - Soroche and snakes
  • Letter 5
    A dateless day - "Those hands of yours" - A Puritan - Preserving shiftlessness - The house-mother - Family worship - A grim Sunday - A "thick-skulled Englishman" - A morning call - Another atmosphere - The Great Lone Land - "Ill found" - A log camp - Bad footing for horses - Accidents - Disappointment
  • Letter 6
    A bronco man - An accident - Wonderland - A sad story - The children of the Territories - Hard greed - Halcyon hours - Smartness - Old-fashioned prejudices - The Chicago colony - Good luck - Three notes of admiration - A good horse - The St. Vrain - The Rocky Mountains at last - "Mountain Jim" - A death hug - Estes Park
  • Letter 7
    Personality of Long's Peak - "Mountain Jim" - Lake of the Lilies - A silent forest - The camping ground - "Ring" - A lady's bower - Dawn and sunrise - A glorious view - Links of diamonds - The ascent of the Peak - The "Dog's Lift" - Suffering from thirst - The descent - The bivouac
  • Letter 8
    Estes Park - Big game - "Parks" in Colorado - Magnificent scenery - Flowers and pines - An awful road - Our log cabin - Griffith Evans - A miniature world - Our topics - A night alarm - A skunk - Morning glories - Daily routine - The panic - "Wait for the wagon" - A musical evening
  • Letter 9
    "Please Ma'ams" - A desperado - A cattle hunt - The muster - A mad cow - A snow-storm - Snowed up - Birdie - The Plains - A prairie schooner - Denver - A find - Plum Creek - "Being agreeable" - Snowbound - The grey mare
  • Letter 10
    A white world - Bad traveling - A millionaire's home - Pleasant Park - Perry's Park - Stock-raising - A cattle king - The Arkansas Divide - Birdie's sagacity - Luxury - Monument Park - Deference to prejudice - A death scene - The Manitou - A loose shoe - The Ute Pass - Bergens Park - A settler's home - Hayden's Divide - Sharp criticism - Speaking the truth
  • Letter 11
    Tarryall Creek - The Red Range - Excelsior - Importunate pedlars - Snow and heat - A bison calf - Deep drifts - South Park - The Great Divide - Comanche Bill - Difficulties - Hall's Gulch - A Lord Dundreary - Ridiculous fears
  • Letter 12
    Deer Valley - Lynch law - Vigilance committees - The silver spruce - Taste and abstinence - The whisky fiend - Smartness - Turkey Creek Canyon - The Indian problem - Public rascality - Friendly meetings - The way to the Golden City - A rising settlement - Clear Creek Canyon - Staging - Swearing - A mountain town
  • Letter 13
    The blight of mining - Green lake - Golden City - Benighted - Vertigo - Boulder Canyon - Financial straits - A hard ride - The last cent - A bachelor's home - "Mountain Jim" - A surprise - A night arrival - Making the best of it - Scanty fare
  • Chapter 14
    A dismal ride - A desperado's tale - "Lost! Lost! Lost!" - Winter glories - Solitude - Hard times - Intense cold - A pack of wolves - The beaver dams - Ghastly scenes - Venison steaks - Our evenings
  • Letter 15
    A whisky slave - The pleasures of monotony - The mountain lion - "Another mouth to feed" - A tiresome boy - An outcast - Thanksgiving Day - The newcomer - A literary humbug - Milking a dry cow - Trout-fishing - A snow-storm - A desperado's den
  • Letter 16
    A harmonious home - Intense cold - A purple sun - A grim jest - A perilous ride - Frozen eyelids - Longmount - The pathless prairie - Hardships of emigrant life - A trapper's advice - The Little Thompson - Evans and "Jim"
  • Letter 17
    Woman's mission - The last morning - Crossing the St. Vrain - Miller - The St. Vrain again - Crossing the prairie - "Jim's" dream - "Keeping strangers" - The inn kitchen - A reputed child-eater - Notoriety - A quiet dance - "Jim's" resolve - The frost-fall - An unfortunate introduction
  • Index


ISBN: 0-8061-1328-6
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