old west romance

I have encountered the prettiest little lady that Colorado ever saw.

Rags to riches to rags. Scandal. Romance.

She was the second wife of Silver King, Horace A. Tabor, Baby Doe Tabor.

She came from small beginnings as a celebrated figure skater from Osh Kosh Wisconsin. Taking her overalls with her, she came to Colorado and even got her paws dirty with a little mining.  It wasn’t long before Horace and Baby Doe began an illicit affair that resulted in marriage. They were living it up like Jay Z and Beyonce. Sipping on bub and poppin caviar, were commonplace for these two members of Colorado gentry. But of course – it all falls down. The 1890s rung in the devaluation of silver and the ruin of the Silver King. Horace ended up kicking the can first. And Mrs. Tabor hung out at the Matchless Mine for 25 years after. She froze to death in her cabin. But alas, she was reunited with her Clyde.

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