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Augusta Tabor

Added by yongli on 01/16/2020 - 13:57, last changed on 09/15/2020 - 11:37

Augusta Tabor

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Augusta Tabor (1833–95), born Augusta Louise Pierce, came to Colorado with her husband Horace and young son during the Colorado Gold Rush of 1858–59. As an astute businesswoman and careful money manager, she helped her husband become one of the country’s wealthiest men in the late nineteenth...

Elizabeth “Baby Doe” Tabor

Added by yongli on 06/21/2018 - 11:35, last changed on 09/15/2020 - 16:11
From her humble Midwestern origins to becoming the famous wife of a silver magnate to her demise as a madwoman living in a dilapidated cabin, Elizabeth McCourt “Baby Doe” Tabor (1854–1935) has become one of the most popular figures in Colorado history. Since her death, Baby Doe Tabor’s tumultuous...

Horace Tabor

Added by yongli on 08/20/2015 - 13:32, last changed on 04/16/2020 - 13:46
Horace “Silver King” Tabor (1830–99) rose from a smalltime prospector to one of the wealthiest men in Colorado because of his luck in Leadville’s silver mines. He became tabloid fodder through his romantic liaisons with Baby Doe Tabor and his fall from power when the United States changed to the...

Lake County

Added by yongli on 10/29/2015 - 14:20, last changed on 06/19/2020 - 01:07
One of Colorado’s original seventeen counties, Lake County is a mountainous, 384-square mile county in the west-central part of the state. Leadville , a historic mining town ringed by tall peaks near the headwaters of the Arkansas River , serves as county seat; at 10,152 feet, it is the highest...

Leadville

Added by yongli on 07/06/2020 - 16:54, last changed on 07/07/2020 - 16:17
At an elevation of 10,152 feet in the central Rocky Mountains , Leadville is the Lake County seat and the highest incorporated city in the United States. Gold first brought prospectors to the area in the early 1860s, but Leadville itself was not established until a silver boom in the late 1870s...

Matchless Mine

Added by yongli on 11/06/2015 - 10:58, last changed on 02/07/2020 - 01:07
One of the most famous mines in Colorado, the Matchless Mine in the Leadville Mining District produced millions of dollars’ worth of silver for its owner, Horace Tabor , in the early 1880s. The mine is perhaps best known, however, as the home of Horace Tabor’s second wife, Elizabeth “Baby Doe”...

Sixteenth Street (Denver)

Added by yongli on 05/01/2020 - 15:16, last changed on 05/01/2020 - 15:16
Sixteenth Street has been Denver ’s main street for shopping, commerce, and celebrations since the late nineteenth century. Starting from Broadway just north of Civic Center , it stretches about 1.75 miles northwest to Tejon Street in Highland. To help revive downtown commerce and relieve...

Tabor Opera House

Added by yongli on 04/10/2020 - 15:31, last changed on 06/10/2020 - 15:23
The Tabor Opera House (308 Harrison Avenue, Leadville) was built by Horace Tabor in 1879 to bring high-class entertainment to the rough mining camp of Leadville . It was for a while one of the top theaters in the state. Horace Tabor had to sell the property during the Panic of 1893 . It later was...
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