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Title Leadville, Colorado
Catalog Number P2001.47.14
Object Name cabinet card
Description Albumen print mounted on plain card stock of Leadville, Colorado.
Date circa 1881
People Tabor, Elizabeth Bonduel McCourt "Baby" Doe
McCourt, Elizabeth Bonduel
Doe, Elizabeth Bonduel McCourt "Baby"
Tabor, Horace Austin Warner
Subjects Outdoors
Small Commercial Enterprises
Business districts
Cities & towns
Gold mining
Silver mining
Rocky Mountains
Telegraph lines
Photographer Jackson, William Henry
Collection Baby Doe Tabor Collection
Catalog date 2008-09-26
Cataloged by Cross, Scott
Medium Cardstock/Photographic Paper/Ink
Neg # 2415
Notes A photo of Chestnut Street in Leadville, Colorado, circa 1881 The scene shows a dirt road with commercial buildings on both sides of the road and the mountains in the back ground. Leadville was mining town at the head waters of the Arkansas River. By 1860 the population in and around Leadville was estimated at 10,000. In 1877 some gold was found in the area, but that was quickly mined out, then large silver deposits were found and in less than two years over 11 million dollars worth of silver was extracted. Elizabeth Bonduel McCourt "Baby" Doe came here in 1880 after her divorce from Harvey Doe. It was here that she met her future husband, Horace A. W. Tabor.
Orig/copy Original