Leadville’s Story of Baby Doe Tabor – Volume IV
The Best of Times Demands Repentance – 1883 – 1935
Diamond studs on the diaper pins… a $15,000 christening gown…100 imported peacocks strutting the grounds at their new Sherman Street mansion… 3 custom carriages… life could not get any better for the Tabors. But it most certainly could get worse…
Over the next 10 years the Tabors squandered over $10,000,000.00… and by 1898 they were destitute. Horace began working at the Globe Smelter dumping slag at $3.00/day and died broke. Baby and her 2 daughters suffered on the streets of Denver until Lilly finally left, never to return, and Silver Dollar was found murdered in a cheap hotel room in Chicago.
Augusta had died earlier, alone, but worth over $1.5 million a the time of her death……ah, how the worm turns….
Approximately 60 minutes