Chautauqua Speakers Bureau presents Augusta Tabor & Winfield Scott

Mary Jane Bradbury & Richard Marold as Augusta Tabor & Winfield Scott

Bemis Public Library

6014 S. Datura Street

Littleton, CO 80120

Enjoy a fascinating visit with two of Colorado's most famous 19th century stalwarts: Augusta Tabor and Winfield Scott Stratton. Participants will learn about the human surge to the west, the lure of gold and silver, the greed and tragedy of those eager to get rich quick. Augusta was the business-wise, hard working wife of Horace Tabor. He became wealthy through silver mining in Leadville, and then, in a scandalous move, cast Augusta aside to marry the younger Baby Doe. Stratton, after prospecting for 19 years, struck gold in the Cripple Creek area and emerged a multimillionaire in the 1890s, becoming one of Colorado's best known humanitarians. Return to a captivating period in western history as Augusta Tabor and Winfield Scott Stratton recall life in the 19th century boom towns in the Rockies - towns that shaped the first 25 years of Colorado statehood.

Augusta Tabor is portrayed by Mary Jane Bradbury, an actress and presenter at Four Mile Historic Park in Denver. She holds a Masters Degree in Speech Communications. Mary Jane also portrays Molly Brown, Jeanette Rankin, Martha Maxwell and presents the popular program "Well Behaved Women Rarely Make History."

Winfield Scott Stratton is portrayed by Richard Marold, a historian, former editor of Cheyenne Mountain KIVA, and resident of Colorado Springs. He holds a Masters Degree in Humanities and is the author of Winfield Scott Stratton, Reluctant Millionaire. Marold also portrays Franklin Delano Roosevelt.

27 April 2010 - 7:00pm
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