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Historical Novel Chronicles The Legendary Baby Doe Tabor, Colorado’s ‘Silver Queen’

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Elizabeth Tabor, nicknamed Baby Doe, has captured imaginations for more than a century. Her rags-to-riches-to-rags again story has inspired biographies, a film, and even an opera. She came to Colorado in the 1870s during the gold rush, divorced her first husband and later married Colorado’s “Silver King,” Horace Tabor. There's a new historical novel based on her life, called Gold Digger: The Remarkable Baby Doe Tabor by Rebecca Rosenberg.