Matchless, the novel, is the remarkable story of Baby Doe and Horace Tabor, an ordinary man and woman who struck it rich and
bet it all, in a spellbinding game of fortune, politics and love
Baby Doe

Elizabeth McCourt Doe

A young and dazzling Irish beauty, Lizzie McCourt from Oshkosh, Wisconsin followed her husband Harvey Doe to prospect his Colorado gold mine in 1878 …

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Tabor Grand Opera House Tabor Grand Opera House
Baby Doe and Horace Tabor, a married man twice her age, fell deeply in love. They became the richest couple in Colorado, yet were shunned by society. Still, Tabor built the magnificent Tabor Grand Opera House in Denver …

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Horace Tabor

Horace Tabor

The Mayor of Leadville, CO, Horace Tabor, struck silver in the Little Pittsburg mine in 1878, earning him the title ‘Silver King’ …

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Matchless Mine The Matchless Mine
Tabor owned many mining properties, but his favorite mine was the Matchless. He joked, “The Matchless brings me pin money,” when in fact it supported his ten million dollar empire …

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