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Sutro, Adolph Heinrich Joseph (29 April 1830–08 August 1898), developer and mining engineer, was born into very comfortable circumstances in Aachen, Prussia, the son of Emanuel Sutro, a cloth manufacturer, and Rosa Warendorf. As a child, Adolph was an excellent student, especially in science and mathematics, and he added botany by way of nature walks. He was also an avid, compulsive reader, spending his savings and even his lunch money on books. But the death of his father at age forty-eight, and the concomitant revolution in Germany, ruined the family’s fortune and marked the end of his formal education. The family’s woolen cloth factory had to close, as did one managed in Memel by nineteen-year-old Adolph after he was forced to leave school....

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Tabor, Horace Austin Warner (26 November 1830–10 April 1899), miner, was born in Holland, Vermont, the son of Cornelius Dunham Tabor and Sarah Farrin, farmers. Raised in rural Vermont, Tabor left home at nineteen and learned the stonecutter’s trade before moving to Zeandale, Kansas, in April 1855. Elected to the Free Soil House of Representatives in 1856, Tabor played a minor role in the struggle over slavery in Kansas. Farming did not prove to be the road to fortune, and so in April 1859 Tabor, his wife Augusta Pierce (whom he had married in 1857), and their only child Maxey joined the gold rush to the Pike’s Peak country....