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Do You Know Baby Doe?

Do You Know Baby Doe?

All about Baby Doe! 

 

The Fresh City Life My Branch Colorado Authors Series delves into Colorado history this week with Joyce Lohse, presenting Mining for the Real Baby Doe Tabor on Sunday, December 4 at 2 p.m. at Schlessman.

 

Lohse has written biographies of various figures in Colorado history. In her latest book, Baby Doe Tabor: Matchless Silver Queen, award-winning Centennial author, Joyce B. Lohse, gives a biographical viewpoint of Colorado's favorite female mining legend. In her presentation, she reveals how she manages to tell a familiar story in a different light, and her adventures while researching the Tabor family tale so she could find new and interesting perspectives to share with her readers. Join us and find out what you don't know about Baby Doe! 

Baby Doe

I was a teenager before one of my Leadville relatives mentioned that of course she knew Baby Doe. She'd come by the house, and my great-grandfather would talk to her, perhaps give her something. My aunt said that she and her sisters would never talk to her because they were kids or teens, and they thought she was creepy.

Baby Doe

This would be a great anectdote for our new social archive called Creating Your Community. Keep an eye out towards the end of January for the new website and we'd love to hear more about this!