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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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Horns & Frills

May 18 - September 16
Dinosaur Journey Museum, 550 Jurassic Court
Fruita, CO 81521 United States
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8:00 am

Callison Quarry Half Day Dig

May 30 @ 8:00 am - 1:00 pm
Dinosaur Journey Museum, 550 Jurassic Court
Fruita, CO 81521 United States

Discover scenic Callison Quarry, just three miles from the museum in the Fruita Paleontological Area. Probe through the soft shale and use your detective skills to spot lizard & pterosaur bones, mammal jaws & teeth, and perhaps even the rare crocodilian Fruitachampsa between the layers of mudstone. This quarry is world-famous for having some of the smallest contemporaries of Jurassic dinosaurs. A short hike from the parking lot to the quarry is involved, it is ... Read More

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