Baby Doe Tabor

Author: Judy Nolte Temple
Editor: University of Oklahoma Press
ISBN: 0806182563
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The story of Baby Doe Tabor has seduced America for more than a century. Long before her body was found frozen in a Leadville shack near the Matchless Mine, Elizabeth McCourt “Baby Doe” Tabor was the stuff of legend. The stunning divorcée married Colorado’s wealthiest mining magnate and became the “Silver Queen of the West.” Blessed with two daughters, Horace and Baby Doe mesmerized the world with their wealth and extravagance. But Baby Doe’s life was also a morality play. Almost overnight, the Tabors’ wealth disappeared when depression struck in 1893. Horace died six years later. According to the legend, one daughter left home never to return; the other died horribly. For thirty-five years, Baby Doe, who was considered mad, lived in solitude high in the Colorado Rockies. Baby Doe Tabor left a record of her madness in a set of writings she called her “Dreams and Visions.” These were discovered after her death but never studied in detail—until now. Author Judy Nolte Temple retells Lizzie’s story with greater accuracy than any previous biographer and reveals a story more heartbreaking than the legend, giving voice to the woman behind the myth.

Silver Queen

Author: Caroline Bancroft
Editor: Big Earth Publishing
ISBN: 9780933472211
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Her love affair with H.A.W. Tabor created a sensational triangle and caused a national scandal in the 1880s.

Baby Doe Tabor

Author: Joyce B. Lohse
Editor: Filter Press
ISBN: 0865411077
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Elizabeth Bonduel McCourt was born in 1854 in Wisconsin. She moved west, married a man named Harvey Doe, and came to be called "Baby" by the miners in Central City, Colorado. After attracting the attention of wealthy Horace Tabor of Leadville, she began a very public affair with Tabor ending with marriage in a private ceremony in 1882. A lavish lifestyle ended after fifteen years with loss of the Tabor fortune in the Silver Crash and Horace's death in 1899. Baby Doe spent the last thirty-five years of her life in a small cabin outside the Matchless Mine in Leadville.

Gold Digger

Author: Rebecca Rosenberg
ISBN: 9780578427799
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1878. Pampered Baby Doe proves tougher than anyone imagines when she finds herself abandoned, pregnant and running a gold mine alone. Her pluck gains the admiration of Silver King Horace Tabor, married, twice her age, and running for U.S. Senator. When scandal and economic ruin threatens Tabor's life, Baby Doe must make a painful choice.

The Inner Life Of Baby Doe Tabor

Author: Diane Brotemarkle
Editor: DBA St. Vrain Books
ISBN: 9780971237223
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Historical monograph

Moore S The Ballad Of Baby Doe

Author: Burton D. Fisher
Editor: Opera Journeys Publishing
ISBN: 1102009164
Size: 16,34 MB
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All For Love

Author: John Vernon
Size: 14,72 MB
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The fictional biography of Colorado legend Baby Doe Tabor and her daughter, Silver Dollar, tells the rags-to-riches-to-rags saga of the adventuress, miner, homewrecker, and pauper

Frozen To The Cabin Floor

Author: Tracy Beach
ISBN: 9781977200464
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Forget everything you thought you knew about Mrs. Elizabeth Bonduel Tabor. For over 80 years, historians and authors alike have filled dozens of books describing her as crazy or mad. They claim that Mrs. Tabor spent 36 years living the life of a hermit, inside an old tool shed, located at a Silver Mine she didn't even own...but nothing could be farther from the truth. Marrying first for money, then engaging in two scandalous affairs, Elizabeth Tabor set social protocol aside to become the Silver queen of Colorado, before her world came crashing down. Following the death of her second husband and with two children to feed, she held her head high and fought the corrupt men who stole her deceased husband's fortune and rebuilt a new life for her daughters. Building her own alliances and becoming a successful business woman and mine owner, she watched in despair as her oldest daughter married a close family member, while her youngest daughter slid into alcoholism and prostitution. Desperate for a distraction, Elizabeth Tabor spent the warm Colorado months dressing in men's overalls and digging silver ore from her mines by hand, until just before her death at the age of 80. From running inside a burning apartment building to save a cat, dressing nude roman statues in lingerie to piss off the neighbors, fighting alongside the Unsinkable Molly Brown for women's rights and chasing away trespassers with a loaded shot gun, Elizabeth Tabor held onto her pride and her Catholic faith with firm fist, until her dying breath.

The Legend Of Baby Doe

Author: John Burke
Editor: U of Nebraska Press
ISBN: 9780803261037
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In her pulchritudinous prime Baby Doe was called the Silver Queen of Colorado by journalists and "that shameless hussy" by the proper wives of the men who eyed her. Flirtatious, adventurous, ambitious, Elizabeth McCourt Doe gave everyone a lot to talk about when she met Horace Tabor, the Silver King of Leadville, in 1880. Three years later they were free to legalize their passion. Although thirty years separated them, they were well matched in romantic recklessness. If The Legend of Baby Doe is the lowdown on the high jinks of two public lives, it is also the story of a love that survived spectacularly good times and bad. Before bad times came, Baby and Horace went on a spending spree. They built an opulent opera house in Denver and bought an Italian-ate villa. Baby Doe went out bejeweled and ermined, and sat at home alone, snubbed by the social dragons. John Burke has written about the giddy rise of a bonanza king who dreamed of entering the White House with Baby Doe on his arm and about the disastrous fall they took together. Wiped out by unwise investments and the Panic of 1893, Tabor soon died, leaving Baby Doe and their two daughters penniless. Reportedly, his deathbed order was to "hang on to the Matchless," a played-out mine filled with water. She managed to do that for almost four decades, struggling heroically against loneliness, poverty, and heartbreak, and becoming one of the great legends of the American West.

Wild Women Of The Old West

Author: Glenda Riley
Editor: Fulcrum Publishing
ISBN: 9781555912956
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Presents the sensational lives and exploits of nine notorious women from the days of boisterous frontier saloons and high-noon showdowns.