Alfred G. Packer
Dedicated by Al Packer Chapter #100 25 June 2016, The Ancient and Honorable Order of E Clampus Vitus, 6021
Erected 2016 by Al Packer Chapter #100 Ancient & Honorable Order of E Clampus Vitus.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Law Enforcement • Settlements & Settlers • War, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the E Clampus Vitus series list.
Location. 39° 36.31′ N, 105° 0.995′ W. Marker is in Littleton, Colorado, in Arapahoe County. Marker can be reached from South Prince Street. Gravesite and marker are under the tree near the second-most northern entrance. Block 3, Lot 65, Grave 5. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 6155 S Prince Street, Littleton CO 80120, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Arapahoe County Courthouse (approx. 0.6 miles away); A Memorial to the Pioneers
Also see . . . Wikipedia entry for Alferd Griner Packer. Excerpt:
On July 17, 1989, 115 years after Packer consumed his companions, an exhumation of the five bodies was undertaken by James E. Starrs, then a professor of law specializing in forensic science at George Washington University, following an exhaustive search for the precise location of the remains around the area of Cannibal Plateau. The men’s remains were located at the end of a residential driveway of a home belonging to a local surgeon, and were only buried thirteen inches below ground level. ... The evidence uncovered was sufficient for Starrs to conclude that Packer had indeed murdered his comrades. Starrs came away with the belief that Packer more than likely murdered his companions for their belongings, and resorted to cannibalism out of necessity rather than intent. The men were re-interred and given a proper burial, complete with funeral rites being read.(Submitted on January 18, 2020.)
Credits. This page was last revised on January 18, 2020. It was originally submitted on October 21, 2019, by Frank Gunshow Sanchez of Hollister, California. This page has been viewed 195 times since then. It was the Marker of the Week January 19, 2020. Photos: 1. submitted on October 21, 2019. 2. submitted on January 18, 2020, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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