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August Meyer

Added by yongli on 03/13/2020 - 14:42, last changed on 03/13/2020 - 14:42
August Robert Meyer (1851–1905) was a mining engineer who played a central role in starting Leadville ’s silver boom in the late 1870s. Meyer recognized the value of the area’s lead carbonate ores, built a smelter , developed local infrastructure, and helped organize the new city. After leaving...

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...

Colorado in World War I

Added by yongli on 09/13/2017 - 14:17, last changed on 04/08/2020 - 10:34
As Europe stumbled into war in late July and early August 1914, Coloradans viewed the conflict with mixed emotions. Some favored the English, French, Italians, Russians, and their allies. Others preferred the Germans and Austrians and their friends. The divisions were predictable. The 1910 federal...

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...

Healy House and Dexter Cabin

Added by yongli on 03/13/2020 - 15:13, last changed on 03/13/2020 - 15:13
A large white-clapboard residence in Leadville , Healy House was built for the family of mining engineer August Meyer in 1878. The house signaled the arrival of some domestic comforts to the rough-hewn mining camp. After the Meyers moved away in 1881, the house served briefly as a Methodist...

John L. Routt

Added by yongli on 01/15/2020 - 16:41, last changed on 05/27/2020 - 17:45
John Long Routt (1826–1907) was Colorado’s last territorial governor and first state governor. A popular politician, he was elected to two separate, two-year terms as governor and is remembered for his leadership in bringing Colorado to statehood . He supported the cause of women’s suffrage in...

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...

Leadville Ice Palace

Added by yongli on 03/13/2020 - 15:57, last changed on 04/17/2020 - 12:31
The Leadville Ice Palace was an enormous, ice-walled building with an exterior in the style of a Norman castle and an interior comprising a large skating rink and two ballrooms. Proposed and constructed in late 1895, the Ice Palace hosted a Crystal Carnival from January 1 to March 28, 1896, before...

Leadville National Fish Hatchery

Added by yongli on 09/15/2015 - 13:20, last changed on 11/04/2019 - 13:26
The Leadville National Fish Hatchery was established in 1889 at the base of Mt. Massive and has raised fish to stock the country’s inland waterways for more than 125 years. After successfully eliminating a whirling disease outbreak in the early 2000s, the hatchery began to raise the greenback...

Leadville Strike of 1880

Added by yongli on 04/10/2020 - 10:49, last changed on 06/10/2020 - 15:56
The Leadville strike of 1880 was the first major labor conflict in the central Colorado silver boomtown, shutting down most of the area’s mining district from May 26 to mid-June as miners pressed owners and managers for higher wages, an eight-hour workday, and more control over their working...

Leadville Strike of 1896–97

Added by yongli on 04/10/2020 - 11:41, last changed on 09/21/2020 - 12:04
The Leadville strike of 1896–97 was a nine-month labor conflict pitting the Western Federation of Miners (WFM) against the owners of the district’s mines. The strike began in June 1896, when miners requested higher wages and were rejected, and reached a violent climax in September, when strikers...

Leadville Trail 100 MTB

Added by yongli on 03/13/2020 - 14:03, last changed on 04/08/2020 - 09:35
The Leadville Trail 100 Mountain Bike Race, currently known as the Stages Cycling Leadville Trail 100 MTB, covers 100 miles in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado on a mix of alpine trail, dirt road, and pavement. Created by Leadville resident Ken Chlouber in 1994 as an outgrowth of the Leadville Trail...

Leadville Trail 100 Run

Added by yongli on 04/10/2020 - 15:00, last changed on 06/10/2020 - 15:49
First held in 1983, the Leadville Trail 100 Run is one of the oldest and largest 100-mile trail-running races in the United States. Known for its tough, high-elevation course in the shadow of central Colorado’s Sawatch Range , the race has resulted in remarkable performances by the Rarámuri (...

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”...

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...

The Tenth Mountain Division

Added by yongli on 11/16/2015 - 13:11, last changed on 10/14/2019 - 09:43
The Tenth Mountain Division (hereafter, the Tenth), was US Army division created in 1941. The Allies took notice of a Finnish division of soldiers on skis that defeated and embarrassed a larger and better-equipped invading Soviet force during the Winter War of 1939. Inspired by Finland’s success,...
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