Millionaires were made overnight. Presidents and Senators invested heavily in the
mines of Leadville, and names like Boetcher and Guggenheim amassed their fortunes
Boasting at one time 30,000 residents, Leadville had it all. The most beautiful Victorian
homes and lifestyles in the nation, while the streets harbored well known gunslingers
and crooks like the Younger Gang, Jefferson “Soapy” Smith, and the most famous dentist
of all, Doc Holliday.
Leadville was home to the Tabors who brought the most famous rags-to-riches-and-back-to-rags
story to the nations newspaper’s front pages.
The wild and wooly “no limits” boom town of Leadville wasn’t all that open to having
law and order. Its first marshal lasted 3 days... Its second marshal (above) was
murdered after 23 days.
It took a tough “no nonsense” man like Martin Duggan to bring order to Leadville,
but who was also later murdered by thugsF
A full length video production covering the amazing life of Martin Duggan is available
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