“Chicken Bill” Lovell swindled Horace Tabor by selling him a salted shaft on the Chrysolite claim. Tabor had the last laugh when he dug a few feet farther and found rich silver ore. The Chrysolite became one of the great mines of Leadville.
Despite his swindles, Lovell never prospered, and died destitute. His fellow Civil War veterans had to chip in to give him a decent burial in Riverside Cemetery, Denver.