Leadville, in the late 1800’s was described as perhaps the
roughest and wildest mining town in the country... “A city made
up of roughly 30,000 residents, many of whom were thieves,
bunko artists, hold-up men and murderers, the likes of which few
have seen.” It’s first marshal lasted three days before leaving
town when threatened by local thugs... it’s second marshal lasted
three weeks before being murdered by one of his own police officers...
It finally took a short, but stocky Irishman named Martin “Mart” Duggan... absolutely
fearless by all accounts... to tame Leadville, or at least bring some level of law
and order to its streets.
Learn where Duggan came from and the challenges he faced
during and after his law enforcement career in Leadville.
Explore the details of his eventual murder outside Leadville’s
famous Texas House in the wee hours of the morning in 1888.
-Approximately 90 minutes
CAUTION!In an effort to preserve historical accuracy, this video contains some
quotes that use adult language that might not be suitable for younger viewers.