Elizabeth Bonduel McCourt was born in 1854 in Wisconsin. She moved west, married a man named Harvey Doe, and came to be called "Baby" by the miners in Central City, Colorado. After attracting the attention of wealthy Horace Tabor of Leadville, she began a very public affair with Tabor ending with marriage in a private ceremony in 1882. A lavish lifestyle ended after fifteen years with loss of the Tabor fortune in the Silver Crash and Horace's death in 1899. Baby Doe spent the last thirty-five years of her life in a small cabin outside the Matchless Mine in Leadville.
Colorado author Joyce B. Lohse combines journalism, history, and genealogy to write all-ages biographies for Filter Press. Joyce has received three CIPA EVVY awards, a silver WILLA award, and 2010 Colorado Authors' League award for Best YA Nonfiction Book.In March 2008, she accepted induction in the Colorado Women's Hall of Fame for her historical subject, Eliza Routt. Joyce is administrator for Women Writing the West, writes magazine articles, and has spoken to more than one hundred groups during the past decade. Research has led her to visit cemeteries, archives, and repositories throughout Colorado and the West.