The back pages of Colorado history are filled with hardy souls who conquered the rugged territory, who defied the odds with gusto. One of Colorado's toughest early settlers was Augusta Pierce Tabor, a frail New England society girl whose transformation from debutante to pioneer is the most impressive makeover the state has ever seen. After marrying Horace Tabor in 1855 and settling in the Kansas flatlands, Augusta headed west to camp in the wilderness that would become Denver. In the process she broke bread with native "savages," bivouacked by herself for weeks while Horace sought gold, and supported herself and her husband by boarding early settlers, feeding them bacon... More >>>