A lady's life in the Rocky Mountains

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University of Oklahoma press,
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[1960]
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In 1873, a middle-aged Englishwoman toured the Colorado Rockies on horseback -- alone, for the most part. Painting an intimate portrait of the "Wild West," Bird wrote eloquently of flora and fauna, isolated settlers and assorted refugees from civilization, vigilance committees, lynchings, and the manners among the men she encountered in the wilderness.
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subject_facetAutobiographies
BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY -- Historical
Biographies
Biography
Bird, Isabella L. -- (Isabella Lucy), -- 1831-1904
Bird, Isabella L. -- (Isabella Lucy), -- 1831-1904 -- Travel -- Rocky Mountains
Bird, Isabella L. -- (Isabella Lucy), -- 1831-1904. -- Correspondence
Colorado -- Estes Park
Electronic books
Estes Park (Colo.)
Estes Park (Colo.) -- Biography
Frontier and pioneer life
Frontier and pioneer life -- Colorado
Frontier and pioneer life -- Rocky Mountains
Personal correspondence
Rocky Mountains
Rocky Mountains -- Description and travel
TRAVEL -- United States -- West -- General
Travel
United States, West
West (U.S.) -- Description and travel
Women
Women -- Rocky Mountains -- Biography
Women photographers -- Great Britain -- Biography
Women travelers -- Rocky Mountains -- Biography
title_displayA lady's life in the Rocky Mountains
title_fullA Lady's Life In The Rocky Mountains Bird, Isabella L.
A Lady's Life in the Rocky Mountains
A lady's life in the Rocky Mountains / Isabella Bird ; [series and volume editor, Michael Hulse]
A lady's life in the Rocky Mountains / Isabella L. Bird
A lady's life in the Rocky Mountains / Isabella L. Bird ; introduction by Ann Ronald
A lady's life in the Rocky Mountains / Isabella L. Bird ; with a new introduction by Pat Barr
A lady's life in the Rocky Mountains / Isabella L. Bird ; with an introduction by Daniel J. Boorstin
A lady's life in the Rocky Mountains / Isabella L. Bird, with an introducton by Daniel J. Boorstin
A lady's life in the Rocky Mountains / [by] Isabella L. Bird, with an introducton by Daniel J. Boorstin
A lady's life in the Rocky Mountains / by Isabella L. Bird
A lady's life in the Rocky Mountains / by Isabella L. Bird ; with an introd. by Daniel J. Boorstin
A lady's life in the Rocky Mountains / by Isabella L. Bird ; with an introduction by Daniel J. Boorstin ; with a map and index by Nancy G. Gambrill
A lady's life in the Rocky Mountains [electronic resource] / Isabella L. Bird
A lady's life in the Rocky Mountains. / With an introd. by Daniel J. Boorstin
A lady's life in the Rocky mountains / by Isabella L. Bird
A lady's life in the Rocky mountains / by Isabella L. Bird .
Lady's life in the Rocky Mountains [electronic resource] / Isabella L. Bird
title_shortA lady's life in the Rocky Mountains
topic_facetBIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
Biography & Autobiography
Bird, Isabella L
Description and travel
Electronic books
Frontier and pioneer life
General
Historical
Nonfiction
TRAVEL
Travel
West
Women
Women photographers
Women travelers