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The wait is over … Spencer Penrose: Builder and Benefactor arrived this week from the printer. With the ink barely dry, the book was delivered in the nick of time for inclusion in the Women Writing the West display for the Public Librarians’ Association Conference at the Colorado Event Center in Denver, April 6-8.
This event is a rare opportunity to exhibit recent titles to a stream of librarians seeking new material. Spencer Penrose is Lohse’s seventh biography published by Filter Press. Joyce will present programs about Penrose, with books available for sale and signing at Fountain Library on April 23, and at the Palmer Lake Historical Society on May 19. Watch for details related to these and other events at www.LohseWorks.com and at www.FilterPressBooks.com. Spencer Penrose: Builder and Benefactor will soon be available through your favorite online outlet or bookstore.
Baby Doe Tabor’s Matchless Spirit
Whenever I return to the subject of Baby Doe Tabor, she surprises me in new ways. This year, the Myths and Mysteries theme for the Pikes Peak Library District (PPLD) History Symposium seemed a logical place to revisit stories about the second Mrs. Tabor. As part of a love affair scandal, a rags to riches to rags story, and subject of a book entitled, Baby Doe Tabor: The Madwoman in the Cabin, by Judith Nolte Temple, Tabor’s story continues to be as fascinating and intriguing as any found in western history.
Mrs. Tabor spent the last thirty-five years of her life living alone in the headframe cabin at the mining claim of her famous husband, Horace Tabor, the Leadville Silver King. Although the Matchless Mine was the source of his fabulous wealth, the Tabor fortune was fleeting. Horace Tabor died while Baby Doe was in mid-life. She stuck like glue to her husband’s former property for three and a half penniless decades while living in poverty. Abandoned by her two daughters while losing her ability to think and reason, she was visited by dreams and visions, which haunted her repeatedly, and troubled her mind and spirit.
This new presentation shares stories about Baby Doe’s spirit world as they spilled over into modern times. The PPLD History Symposium on Saturday, June 11, provides a great experience for history buffs. Registration is limited. Sign up soon for this free all-day event in Colorado Springs, which includes a light lunch. For information and registration, go to: www.regionalhistoryseries.org . Lohse plans to provide her books for sale and signing at the history symposium bookstore.
Vintage postcard of Penrose’s Broadmoor Resort Hotel
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