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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...

Beaumont Hotel

Added by yongli on 06/02/2017 - 11:59, last changed on 09/16/2017 - 01:07

Beaumont Hotel Today

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When it opened in 1887, the Beaumont Hotel in Ouray was one of the finest hotels in the Rocky Mountains. After several successful decades, its fortunes declined along with Ouray’s mining economy, and it eventually closed in the 1960s. In 2005 the hotel was reopened after an extensive rehabilitation...


Added by yongli on 01/23/2017 - 15:59, last changed on 10/15/2019 - 08:43
One of the best-known Ute leaders of the nineteenth century, Colorow (c. 1813–88) was involved in many significant events in Colorado history, from his first contact with white Americans during the Colorado Gold Rush to the Meeker Incident and his namesake “ Colorow’s War ” of 1887. Colorow’s...


Added by yongli on 08/18/2015 - 16:12, last changed on 11/20/2019 - 11:17
About 225 miles west of Denver, at an elevation of 6,400 feet and adjacent to the White River, lies the small mountain community of Meeker. It is known for its ranching and access to hunting and fishing areas, as well as other outdoor recreation hotspots, including the nearby Flat Tops. With a...


Added by yongli on 02/03/2017 - 11:37, last changed on 09/30/2019 - 10:31
Ouray (1833–80), whose name means “Arrow” in the Ute language, was a leader of the Tabeguache (Uncompahgre) band of Ute Indians in Colorado during the late nineteenth century. Even though Ouray had no ultimate authority over Colorado’s Utes and spoke little English, the US government assigned him...

Ouray County

Added by yongli on 02/24/2016 - 16:00, last changed on 11/11/2019 - 10:34
Ouray County, named after nineteenth-century Ute leader Ouray , is a small county of 524 square miles in southwestern Colorado. It is bisected by the Uncompahgre River , which flows from Lake Como northeast of Silverton , through the county seat of Ouray , through Ridgway and Colona, and out of the...

San Juan Mountains

Added by yongli on 08/01/2016 - 15:16, last changed on 11/13/2019 - 11:47
The San Juan Mountains are the largest mountain range by area in the Centennial State, spanning thirteen counties in southwestern Colorado. In addition to being the home of the Ute Indians for hundreds of years, the mountains intrigued Spaniards , lured the prospectors of the Colorado Gold Rush ,...
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