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In 1872, Isabella chicken, 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 commute. In 1873, donning Hawaiian driving gown, she rode her horse in the course of the American Wild West, a terrain merely newly opened to pioneer payment. The letters that make up this quantity have been first released in 1879. They inform of wonderful, unspoiled landscapes and considerable flora and fauna, of encounters with rattlesnakes, wolves, pumas and grizzly bears, and her reactions to the unstable passions of the miners and pioneer settlers. A vintage account of a very fabulous trip.

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The clothing of both sexes was a ragged, dirty combination of coarse woolen cloth and hide, the moccasins being unornamented. They were all hideous and filthy, and swarming with vermin. The men carried short bows and arrows, one of them, who appeared to be the chief, having a lynx's skin for a quiver. A few had fishing tackle, but the bystanders said that they lived almost entirely upon grasshoppers. They were a most impressive incongruity in the midst of the tokens of an omnipotent civilization.

It lasted considerably more than an hour, and though the road was growing very dark, and the train which was to take me thence was fast climbing the Sierras, I could not ride faster than a walk. The eastward mountains, which had been grey, blushed Page 22 pale pink, the pink deepened into rose, and the rose into crimson, and then all solidity etherealized away and became clear and pure as an amethyst, while all the waving ranges and the broken pine-clothed ridges below etherealized too, but into a dark rich blue, and a strange effect of atmosphere blended the whole into one perfect picture.

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 iii A Lady's Life in the Rocky Mountains Š Page 3 Letter I Lake Tahoe ? Morning in San Francisco ? Dust ?

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