The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 31, July 1927 - April, 1928 Page: 115
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A History of the J A Ranch 115
started back to Sydney Barracks. The return trip to New York
was made by the way of Cheyenne to Denver, to Central City, to
Colorado Springs, to St. Louis, to New York. On October 28,
the Adairs left New York on the S. S. Cuba for Ireland.9
T. D. Hobart says that Mrs. Adair told him that it was this
hunting trip which caused them to become interested in the West
and determine to return next year and acquire a large tract of
land. They did return the following year and Mr. Adair moved
his brokerage business from New York to Denver, Colorado, where
he was to meet Colonel Charles Goodnight in 1876.
'All data relating to this hunting trip were obtained from a diary
written by Mrs. Cornelia Adair entitled My Diary, August 80 to Novem-
ber 5, 1874 (Bath, Tyson & Co., Ltd., Printers and Stationers, 19 Union
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