Leadville Weekly Democrat. Volume 2. January 1, 1881.
Leadville, Colorado: No publisher. 1881. The discovery of silver at Leadville was the beginning of the Colorado Silver Boom (1879-1893). Leadville was founded in 1877 by mine owners Horace Tabor and August Meyer. As the numerous images in this newspaper demonstrate, it had become a thriving metropolis by 1881. Indeed..... More