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Alferd Packer

November 3, 2017 - September 30, 2018
Museum of the West (Downtown GJ), 462 Ute Ave.
Grand Junction, CO 81501 United States

Solving One of the West’s Great Murder Mysteries David Bailey, Curator of History and Director of Western Investigations Team, will explain the complex forensic investigation of Alferd Packer and the notorious murder site in Lake City, Colorado. Packer, known as the Colorado Cannibal, was accused of killing and eating his traveling companions in 1874. Bailey’s ten-year historical quest and his discovery of new forensic evidence that solved Colorado’s most famous murder case. The exhibition will ... Read More

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Oral History Program – March

March 15 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Whitman Educational Center, 248 S. Fourth Street
Grand Junction, CO 81501 United States

Laurena Davis, historian for the U.S. Department of Energy contractor, Navarro Research & Engineering, will talk about the contributions of women in the sciences, offices, and homes of Western Colorado, just ahead of Women of the Manhattan Project Week, March 19-23. The presentation will be about how the U.S. Government’s aim to develop atomic weapons ahead of Nazi Germany during World War II employed a workforce from coast to coast, including hundreds of people covertly ... Read More

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