Colorado Experience: The Tabors
About This Episode
Twenty years after the Gold Rush, the Colorado Silver Boom occurred in 1879 causing hordes of silver seekers to rush the Rockies. Horace Tabor, known as “The Bonanza King of Leadville,” joined the crowds and landed in the Centennial state becoming one of the richest silver barons in history. His story, though, took numerous unexpected turns as he left his wife, Augusta, for the younger and more beautiful Elizabeth “Baby Doe” Tabor, only to lose his fortune and die poor and alone. Discover the extravagant lives of Colorado’s most famous love triangle.
Colorado Experience is is a television series produced by Rocky Mountain PBS and History Colorado. It is dedicated to preserving and celebrating the people, events and places that have shaped Colorado.