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Letters no. 1, 2, and 3 in A Lady's Life in the Rocky Mountains

TitleLetters no. 1, 2, and 3 in A Lady's Life in the Rocky Mountains
Author/CreatorBird, Isabella Lucy
Related item(s)F782 R6 B6 1881
Date Original1881
Summary/DescriptionLetters written by Isabella Bird to her sister during her six-month journey by train and on horseback in the autumn and winter of 1873 from San Francisco to the Rockies. The first three pertain to the time she spent near Lake Tahoe. LETTER I. 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 II. A lady's "get-up"--Grizzly bears--The "Gem of the Sierras"--A tragic tale--A carnival of colour; LETTER III. 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

For more about Isabella Lucy Bird, see the biography on pp.121-128 of Barbara Holland's "They Went Whistling: Women Wayfarers, Warriors, Runaways, and Renegades".
SubjectLake Tahoe (Calif. and Nev.)
Tahoe, Lake (Calif and Nev)
LocationLake Tahoe (Calif. and Nev.)
Tahoe, Lake (Calif. and Nev.)
Cape Horn (Calif.)
Donner Lake (Calif.)
Truckee (Calif.)
Truckee River (Calif. and Nev.)
Carnelian Bay (Calif.)
SourceAvailable in full text at: http://www.indiana.edu/~letrs/vwwp/bird/rocky.html
Original PublisherG.P. Putnam's Sons, New York.Sons in New York.
Electronic PublisherVictorian Womens Writer Project, Indiana University.
Formattext
Date Digital1998
Languageeng

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