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Romance in the Rockies

Englishwoman Isabella Bird was already in her 40s when she visited Colorado and began a friendship -- some say romance -- with a one-eyed trapper called Rocky Mountain Jim.

They met near Estes Park, Colorado, in September, 1873, and became close companions for nearly three months, before Isabella returned to England.

My Daily Sentinel history column is linked below.

Isabella 10-15-23
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bob silbernagel

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