The Legend of Baby Doe: The Life and Times of the Silver Queen of the West
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...more
Paperback, 256 pages
Published September 1st 1989 by Bison Books
(first published 1974)
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If you visit Leadville, you HAVE to read this book and visit the Matchless Mine and shack. A very interesting story about a silver miner, Horace Tabor and his second wife, Elizabeth, known as Baby Doe. Their brief, extravagant life together before the Panic of 1893 and Horace's death that left Baby Doe and their two daughters very poor. One of the legends of the American West.