The Wild Stories of Leadville

A host of vibrant characters has passed through Leadville, leaving stories of love, wealth, and vindication in their wake. The discoveries of gold and silver brought tens of thousands of people into Leadville. Among them were Horace and Baby Doe Tabor, who squandered their great fortune, and Doc Holliday, who was forever taunted by past enemies. Events like the Lake County War and the Stagecoach Robbery Mystery paint the county as a rough place for hardened men and tough women, while stories of con men, like Soapy Smith, show that even drifters can find their fortune—albeit controversially.