By Isabella L. Bird
In 1872, Isabella chicken, daughter of a priest, trigger on my own to the Antipodes 'in seek of healthiness' and located she had launched into a lifetime of adventurous shuttle. In 1873, donning Hawaiian driving costume, 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 brilliant, unspoiled landscapes and ample 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 incredible trip.
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Extra info for A Lady's Life in the Rocky Mountains (The Western Frontier Library, 14)
The sun was setting fast, and against his golden light green promontories, wooded with stately pines, stood out one beyond another in a medium of dark rich blue, while grey bleached summits, peaked, turreted, and snow slashed, were piled above them, gleaming with amber light. Darker grew the blue gloom, the dew fell heavily, aromatic odors floated on the air, and still the lofty peaks glowed with living light, till in one second it died off from them, leaving them with the ashy paleness of a dead face.
The cars drew up in a streetif street that could be called which was only a wide, cleared space, intersected by rails, with here and there a stump, and great piles of sawn logs bulking big in the moonlight, and a number of irregular clap-board, steep-roofed houses, many of them with open fronts, glaring with light and crowded with men. We had pulled up at the door of a rough Western hotel, with a partially open front, being a bar-room crowded with men drinking and smoking, and the space between it and the cars was a moving mass of loafers and passengers.
Very uninviting, however rich, was the blazing Sacramento Valley, and very repulsive the city of Sacramento, which, at a distance of 125 miles from the Pacific, has an elevation of only thirty feet. The mercury stood at 103° in the shade, and the fine white dust was stifling. In the late afternoon we began the ascent of the Sierras, whose sawlike points had been in sight for many miles. Page 5 The dusty fertility was all left behind, the country became rocky and gravelly, and deeply scored by streams bearing the muddy wash of the mountain gold mines down to the muddier Sacramento.
A Lady's Life in the Rocky Mountains (The Western Frontier Library, 14) by Isabella L. Bird