Near Leadville in Lake County, Colorado — The American Mountains (Southwest)
Erected by Lake County Civic Center Association.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Landmarks. A significant historical year for this entry is 1899.
Location. 39° 15.368′ N, 106° 16.266′ W. Marker is near Leadville, Colorado, in Lake County. Marker can be reached from East 7th Road west of Mineral Belt Trail. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Leadville CO 80461, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. John B. "Texas Jack" Omohundro (approx. 1.2 miles away); Healy House (approx. 1.2 miles away); David May (approx. 1.2 miles away); Temple Israel: A Frontier Synagogue and Museum (approx. 1.4 miles away); Hebrew Cemetery: Final Resting Place of Leadville Jews (approx. 2 miles away); 10th Mountain Division MemorialOffice of Stratigic Services (O.S.S.) NORSO (Rype Group) Special Force (approx. 7.6 miles away); Norwegian Memorial (approx. 7.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Leadville.
Also see . . .
1. Baby Doe Tabor and the Matchless Mine. Born into a prosperous family in Oshkosh, Wisconsin in 1854, Elizabeth "Baby" McCourt was to see great wealth and poverty in her lifetime. (Submitted on December 30, 2010.)
2. Leadville's Famous Love Triangle: Horace, Augusta & "Baby Doe" Tabor. On March 7, 1935, Baby Doe Tabor was found dead of a heart attack in her small shack at the famous Matchless Mine, just outside Leadville, Colorado. She had, for whatever reason, adopted the storage shack at the Matchless Mine as her living quarters since her husband's death in 1899, 35 years earlier. Contrary to popular belief, she did not "hold on to the Matchless as it will pay millions again," as some have incorrectly reported were Horace Tabor's deathbed words. The Matchless Mine had long since been lost to foreclosure and had failed to produce even with several new attempts on the part of the new owners. Baby Doe was living in the tiny cabin only due to the generosity (Submitted on December 30, 2010.)
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