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Some Kind of Calling - Outside
Memorable lives combine tough choices, an adventurous spirit, hard work, and luck—and who knows where any of it comes from? For our writer, the wellspring was a Colorado spread that she was barely able to buy in 1993. It became her escape from a violent childhood and the magical ground that changed her life.
pamhouston  outside  theamericanwest  americanwest  colorado 
october 2017 by brendanmcfadden
Meet Mary Colter, the Architect Who Conjured the Romance of the American West
They rise along the south rim of the Grand Canyon, rough-hewn structures built mostly of stone and timber, so elemental, so rooted in their surroundings, that many visitors have mistaken them for remnants of pioneer days or prehistory. This was the intent of their creator, Mary Elizabeth Jane Colter (1869-1958), one of America's earliest women architects and one of the first architects to give American buildings a site-specific sense of place
curbed  architecture  marycolter  americanwest  southwest 
august 2015 by brendanmcfadden

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