Lynne Swanson as Isabella Bird

Lynne Swanson, an accomplished Chautauquan, as Isabella L. Bird, presented by Colorado Humanities on Wednesday, April 14th, 5:30 pm. In 1872, a stout, high-minded English spinster boarded a steamship in London to sail around the world. Isabella Bird attracted adventures. She recorded her lively experiences in letters to her stay-at-home sister, Henrietta. When Isabella returned to Britain, the two sisters compiled these letters in a widely read book, A Lady’s Life in the Rocky Mountains. She later became popular as a lecturer in a Victorian society eager to hear of foreign lands and exotic exploits.

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14 April 2010 - 5:30pm
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