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The rest of the story: Horace Tabor's fortunes turned around after his scandalous divorce, and Cogress's repeal of the Sherman Silver Act, which caused silver prices to plummet. Tabor found himself doing manual labor for $3 a day, but he convinced Baby Doe to hold on to the mine, believing that it would make her rich again. In 1935, a destitute Baby Doe was found frozen to death in the cabin seen on the left side of the picture.
The whole saga of Horace, Augusta and Baby Doe is hauntingly told in Douglas Moore's opera, "The Ballad of Baby Doe." I have seen this production twice performed by the Lyric Opera of Kansas City and recommend it to you if you have an opportunity to see a production of this work.
Directions: Several miles from Leadville. Signs point the way, or ask for directions.
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