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By Isabella L. Bird

In 1872, Isabella chook, daughter of a priest, trigger by myself to the Antipodes 'in seek of future health' and located she had launched into a lifetime of adventurous shuttle. In 1873, donning Hawaiian using gown, she rode her horse in the course of the American Wild West, a terrain in simple terms newly opened to pioneer payment. The letters that make up this quantity have been first released in 1879. They inform of awesome, unspoiled landscapes and ample natural world, of encounters with rattlesnakes, wolves, pumas and grizzly bears, and her reactions to the risky passions of the miners and pioneer settlers. A vintage account of a really marvelous trip.

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Yet she always seemed most interested in discovering what it felt like to live in other places. She had an amazing capacity quickly to become a resident. " Such an innocent, uncrusading traveler had a great deal to teach her countrymen in an age when they felt it "greatly to his credit" for anyone to be an Englishman. In the day of the "White Man's Burden," she had something to say that could not be found in Kipling or Disraeli or Gladstone. For she could live among the oddest peoplepagan Chinese and uncouth Americanswithout being either shocked or ''charmed" by their un-English ways.

Page 20 The lake is called after Mr. Donner, who, with his family, arrived at the Truckee River in the fall of the year, in company with a party of emigrants bound for California. Being encumbered with many cattle, he let the company pass on, and, with his own party of sixteen souls, which included his wife and four children, encamped by the lake. In the morning they found themselves surrounded by an expanse of snow, and after some consultation it was agreed that the whole party except Mr. Donner who was unwell, his wife, and a German friend, should take the horses and attempt to cross the mountain, which, after much peril, they succeeded in doing; but, as the storm continued for several weeks, it was impossible for any rescue party to succor the three who had been left behind.

Garden of the Gods 12. Bergens Park, now Manitou Park 13. Hayden's Divide, now Divide 14. Twin Rocks 15. Colonel Kittridge's 16. Link's 17. Breckenridge Pass, now Boreas Pass 18. Hall's Gulch, located in Hall Valley 19. Turkey Creek Canyon 20. Green Lake 21. Boulder Canyon 22. M'Ginn's Gulch, or Muggins Gulch 23. Namaqua, southwest of present-day Loveland 24. St. Louis, south of present-day Loveland Page xxiii Page 3 Letter I Lake TahoeMorning in San FranciscoDustA Pacific Mail-TrainDigger IndiansCape HornA Mountain HotelA PioneerA Truckee Livery StableA Mountain StreamFinding a BearTahoe.

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