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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 – April

April 19 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Whitman Educational Center, 248 S. Fourth Street
Grand Junction, CO 81501 United States

Our April Oral History presentation will be a program about the history of the Colorado Cooperative Company ditch and the colonists who built it and founded the town of Nucla. It is the only irrigation project of its kind in Colorado still in use today. Sharon Johannsen will be the presenter. Sharon has been with the Rimrocker Historical Society of Western Montrose County since 1996 and on their board since 2012. For more information on ... Read More

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