CASTLE Bonus Program: “The Tabors: An Epic Tale of the West” National Mining Hall of Fame and Museum

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Name: CASTLE Bonus Program: “The Tabors: An Epic Tale of the West” National Mining Hall of Fame and Museum
Date: October 25, 2022
Time: 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM CDT
Trip Builder: View Trip
Event Description:
Join us for our CASTLE Bonus Program, a live virtual program provided by the Senior Learning Network. CASTLE Bonus Programs are provided the first four Tuesdays of every month and are included in your CASTLE Membership. .A.W Tabor lived the 19th century dream migrating to the west and finding wealth.  After working as a stone cutter he moved west from Maine with an abolitionist party He took up a farm in Kansas.  in 1855 he married a long time sweet heart Augusta Pierce and brought her from Maine to the Kansas farm.  In 1859 they joined the Pikes Peak gold rush. The family’ including Augusta and their one and one half yare old son Maxcy traveled 600 miles  in a covered wagon to Auraria (now Denver Colorado where they struck it rich in CA. Gulch (near what is now) Leadville Colorado .According to the 1860 census Augusta was one of 36 women and 2000 men in the gulch.  They stayed in the area where he, Augusta and Maxcy were successful in business and mining.  In 1874 silver was discovered in the area.  By the end of 1878 H.A.W. had accumulated immense wealth from his mining interests.  He was elected Lt. Governor of Colorado and served a brief term as U. S. Senator.  In 1883 he divorced Augusta his wife of 26 years and married Elizabeth Bonduel McCourt Doe (later known as Baby Doe) 24 years his junior.  Stay tuned for the fascinating “rest of the story!”
CAST Senior Center, Room 111A 600 North German Street New Ulm, MN 56073
Date/Time Information:
Tuesday, October 25 1-2pm
Contact Information:
CASTLE Membership required. For more information and to enroll, call the CAST office at 507-354-3212 or email
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