By Judy Nolte Temple
By Judy Nolte Temple

Baby Doe Tabor’s rags-to-riches story deserves its legendary status, but the tall tale has long outweighed the truth in most accounts.

Temple attacks the overblown legend with solid historical research and a thorough account of the evolution of Tabor’s story through the ages. This may not be the best read for an entertaining true story, but it is an excellent investigation of a woman’s role in the boom-and-bust cycles of a mining town.

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