Horace Tabor: His Life and the Legend Duane A. Smith

ISBN: 9780870812064

Published: January 15th 1994

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395 pages


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Horace Tabor: His Life and the Legend  by  Duane A. Smith

Horace Tabor: His Life and the Legend by Duane A. Smith
January 15th 1994 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, talking book, mp3, ZIP | 395 pages | ISBN: 9780870812064 | 7.26 Mb

Horace Tabor: His Life and the Legend is the first biography to give full attention to Tabors mining, business, and political activities as well as to his matrimonial escapades. It is a careful and detailed portrait of a man so extraordinary thatMoreHorace Tabor: His Life and the Legend is the first biography to give full attention to Tabors mining, business, and political activities as well as to his matrimonial escapades.

It is a careful and detailed portrait of a man so extraordinary that even in his own lifetime the facts were largely obscured behind the legend. Rarely has the Victorian American West, both good and bad, been better synopsized in the figure of one man.Show More an.Show LessAn 1858er who had spent nearly two decades following the will-o-the-wisp Colorado mining frontier, in 1876 Tabor was then living and working in out-of-the-way Oro City, near where Leadville would be one day.

Soon thereafter came the Little Pittsburg silver strike, and Tabors fortune took flight. Very quickly, Colorado - and the rest of the nation - was hearing about Horace Tabor. Denvers lucky star was on high when Governor Tabor decided to spend his fortune here, praised the Denver Tribune in 1881. The Leadville Daily Herald (July 8, 1882) also understood his contribution: Colorado has produced fortunes for many men, but no man who has met with success has so freely made investments in this state, as has Governor Tabor.The events that followed that amazing silver discovery on Fryer Hill, May 1878 unfolded like a classic Greek tragedy.

Tabor weathered them all, and his name has resounded through the succeeding decades. No other Coloradan of his generation is so well remembered, nor does anyone else so typify the tempo of this legendary mining era.



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