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Baby Doe Tabor

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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 divorcee 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.

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Author(s):
Temple, Judy Nolte
Condition:
Used: very good
Edition:
2008
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
0806140356
ISBN-13:
9780806140353
Number of pages:
260
Publisher:
University of Oklahoma Press
Title:
Bady Doe Tabor, The madwoman in the cabin

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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 divorcee 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.

Author(s):
Temple, Judy Nolte
Condition:
Used: very good
Edition:
2008
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
0806140356
ISBN-13:
9780806140353
Number of pages:
260
Publisher:
University of Oklahoma Press
Title:
Bady Doe Tabor, The madwoman in the cabin

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