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Alferd Packer

Added by yongli on 09/03/2019 - 15:23, last changed on 10/23/2019 - 08:17
Alferd E. Packer (1842–1909), also “Alfred,” was a prospector who became famous after confessing to eating his dead comrades while trapped in the San Juan Mountains in February 1874. With the group starving and disoriented, it appears likely that Packer killed another prospector in self-defense and...

Hinsdale County

Added by yongli on 11/14/2016 - 13:05, last changed on 11/18/2019 - 11:33

Hinsdale County

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Established in 1874, Hinsdale County is a mountainous, sparsely populated county of 1,123 square miles in southwest Colorado. The county was named for George A. Hinsdale , a prominent politician and newspaperman in nineteenth-century Colorado. The county currently has a population of 786. Lake City...
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