Join us for a special multi-venue fundraising effort to support the preservation of the hoist house at the Matchless Mine! One of the most productive silver mines of the late 1800s Silver Rush, the Matchless Mine was estimated to have produced almost $2 billion in today’s value, making its owner Horace Tabor a silver king. Yet after 100+ years, the high country’s harsh winters and intense sun have taken their toll on the hoist house.
A Day with the Tabors includes the following:
10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
116 E. 5th St.
$7 historic tours
11 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
1.25 miles up E. 7th St. from Harrison Ave.
> A cookout
> Musical duo Birds on a Line
> Chief Trainer Dave Ten Eyck and his burros
> American Mountain Man Bill Bailey
> Gold panning
> Tours of the Matchless Mine site and Baby Doe Tabor’s cabin
> Author readings and book signings by best-selling Leadville historical fiction authors Diane Brotemarkle (The Inner Life of Baby Doe Tabor), Ann Parker (Silver Rush historical mystery series), and Donna Baier Stein (The Silver Baron’s Wife)
2 p.m. – A free concert with the 101st Army Band, with patriotic music to lead us into the July 4th holiday
3:30 p.m. – A short reading, panel discussion, Q&A, and book signings by Brotemarkle, Parker, and Stein
308 Harrison Ave.
Please join us in our fundraising endeavors to ensure the iconic Matchless Mine continues to stand as the important historic site and economic driver for the Leadville community that it is.