A Lady S Life In The Rocky Mountains

Author: Isabella L. Isabella L. Bird
ISBN: 9781986388245
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"I have found a dream of beauty at which one might look all one's life and sigh."

Red Light Women Of The Rocky Mountains

Author: Jan MacKell
Publisher: UNM Press
ISBN: 082634612X
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Throughout the development of the American West, prostitution grew and flourished within the mining camps, small towns, and cities of the nineteenth-century Rocky Mountains. Whether escaping a bad home life, lured by false advertising, or seeking to subsidize their income, thousands of women chose or were forced to enter an industry where they faced segregation and persecution, fines and jailing, and battled the hazards of disease, drug addiction, physical abuse, pregnancy, and abortion. They dreamed of escape through marriage or retirement, but more often found relief only in death. An integral part of western history, the stories of these women continue to fascinate readers and captivate the minds of historians today. Expanding on the research she did for Brothels, Bordellos, and Bad Girls (UNM Press), historian Jan MacKell moves beyond the mining towns of Colorado to explore the history of prostitution in the Rocky Mountain states of Arizona, Idaho, Montana, New Mexico, Utah, and Wyoming. Each state had its share of working girls and madams like Big Nose Kate or Calamity Jane who remain celebrities in the annals of history, but MacKell also includes the stories of lesser-known women whose role in this illicit trade nonetheless shaped our understanding of the American West.

Extraordinary Women Of The Rocky Mountain West

Publisher: Pikes Peak Library District
ISBN: 1567352774
Size: 56.45 MB
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Contains papers presented at the fourth annual Pikes Peak Regional History Symposium held June 9, 2007 in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Profiles a number of prominent and exceptional women throughout the history of the Rocky Mountain West and highlights the political, cultural, economic and social conditions which these women helped to shape.

The Best Of Rocky Mountain National Park

Author: Alan Leftridge
Publisher: Farcountry Press
ISBN: 156037635X
Size: 23.87 MB
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Make the most of your trip to Rocky! This handy guide covers everything you need to know. Find the best hikes, best picnic spots, best places to watch wildlife, best wildflowers, best waterfalls, best activities for kids, and more. Compiled by a former park ranger, with beautiful color photographs, locator maps, and clear, concise directions.

This Wild Spirit

Author: Colleen Skidmore
Publisher: University of Alberta
ISBN: 0888644663
Size: 22.49 MB
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This popular book traces women's creative and cultural legacies in the Rocky Mountains of Canada.

Rocky Mountain Flower Finder

Author: Janet L. Wingate
Publisher: Nature Study Guild Publishers
ISBN: 9780912550206
Size: 32.96 MB
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Pocket field guide to wildflowers of the Rockies, from foothills to tree line. As with all our flower guides, the step-by-step key guides you first to the flower family and then to the name of the individual species. Includes information about habitat and range, and a glossary of terms used to describe flowers and leaves. Author's line drawings clearly reveal important features for accurate identification.