Molly Baca was born on a goat farm in Chloride in 1931. When she was 3, her family moved to Hillsboro, where her father made a living first by panning for gold and then as Probate Judge. Her mother cleaned famous “madame” Sadie Orchard’s Hotel. Molly also worked with her stepfather during his tenure at the Ladder Ranch. She and her husband eventually settled in Hot Springs.