The Silver Baron's Wife

The Silver Baron's Wife

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"The Silver Baron's Wife traces the rags-to-riches-to-rags life of Colorado's Baby Doe Tabor (Lizzie). This fascinating heroine worked in the silver mines and had two scandalous marriages, one to a philandering opium addict and one to a Senator and silver baron worth $24 million in the late 19th century. A divorcee shunned by Denver society, Lizzie raised two daughters in a villa where 100 peacocks roamed the lawns, entertained Sarah Bernhardt when the actress performed at Tabor's Opera House, and after her second husband's death, moved to a one-room shack at the Matchless Mine in Leadville. She lived the last 35 years of her life there, writing down thousands of her dreams and noting visitations of spirits on her calendar. Hers is the tale of a fiercely independent woman who bucked all social expectations by working where 19thcentury women didn't work, becoming the key figure in one of the West's most scandalous love triangles, and, after a devastating stock market crash destroyed Tabor's vast fortune, living in eccentric isolation at the Matchless Mine"--Amazon.com.
Publisher: Florham Park, NJ : Serving House Books, [2016]
Edition: First Serving House Books edition
Copyright Date: ©2016
ISBN: 9780997101065
0997101067
Characteristics: 219 pages : 23 cm
Call Number: STEIN, D

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A novel about the life of Elizabeth 'Baby Doe' Tabor, a famous (and often maligned) figure from Colorado's silver boom era. The dramatic rags-to-riches-to-rags story is told by Elizabeth (Lizzie) herself resulting in a fresh, inspiring, and compelling view of her storied life and tragic end.

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AnnabelleLee27 Jan 10, 2018

A fictional account of Elizabeth 'Lizzie' McCourt Doe Tabor's life, a famous (and often maligned) figure in Colorado history known as Baby Doe Tabor. The novel is compellingly told from Lizzie's perspective while setting her in the context (and tone) of her time and using many of her actual note... Read More »


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AnnabelleLee27 Jan 10, 2018

A fictional account of Elizabeth 'Lizzie' McCourt Doe Tabor's life, a famous (and often maligned) figure in Colorado history known as Baby Doe Tabor. The novel is compellingly told from Lizzie's perspective while setting her in the context (and tone) of her time and using many of her actual notes and writings to flesh out her character. Lizzie emerges as a fascinating, passionate, and complex agent in her own life rather than the simple stereotypical portrait of so many past storytellers/historians. The result is a fresh, inspiring, and deeply satisfying view of this famous Coloradan.

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