The Legend of Baby Doe: the life and times of the Silver Queen of the West

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[1989]
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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." -- back cover.
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subject_facetBIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Historical
BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Rich & Famous
BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Women
Baby Doe, -- -1935
Colorado -- Biography
Colorado -- History -- 1876-1950 -- Biography
Industrialists' spouses -- Colorado -- Leadville -- Biography
Leadville (Colo.) -- Biography
title_displayThe Legend of Baby Doe : the life and times of the Silver Queen of the West
title_fullThe Legend of Baby Doe : the life and times of the Silver Queen of the West / by John Burke ; introduction by Duane A. Smith
title_shortThe Legend of Baby Doe
title_subthe life and times of the Silver Queen of the West
topic_facetBaby Doe
History
Industrialists' spouses