Near Leadville in Lake County, Colorado — The American Mountains (Southwest)
Erected by Lake County Civic Center Association.
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.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 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); 10th Mountain Division Memorial (approx. 7.6 miles away); Office of Stratigic Services (O.S.S.) NORSO (Rype Group) Special Force (approx. 7.6 miles away); Norwegian Memorial (approx. 7.6 miles away); Water Treatment Protects Downstream Users (approx. 8.9 miles away); The Highest Compost Pile in the World (approx. 8.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Leadville.
Also see . . .
1. Baby Doe Tabor and the Matchless Mine (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 of the current owners of the worthless mine. (Submitted on December 30, 2010.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 21, 2010, by Bob (peach) Weber of Prescott Valley, Arizona. This page has been viewed 968 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on December 21, 2010, by Bob (peach) Weber of Prescott Valley, Arizona. 5. submitted on December 24, 2010, by Bob (peach) Weber of Prescott Valley, Arizona. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.