Who Is Alferd Packer?
|Alferd Packer Memorial String Band:|
Alferd Packer Memorial String Band is a Bluegrass/Folk group who all live
in the vicinity of Lawrence, KS., founded in 1979 by Jim Brothers.
|Alferd Packer the 1800's Gold Prospector, Guide & Cannibal:|
|The Alferd Packer Memorial String Band is named after the gold prospector/guide turned cannibal Alferd Packer. Packer was the only American ever convicted of cannibalism. In the fall of 1870, five miners in Alfred's charge headed for the Colorado gold fields. They ended up in Alfred's stomach! At the conclusion of the trial, the judge's exact words were, "Alferd Packer, you voracious man-eater, there were only seven Democrats in Hinsdale County, and you done et five of 'em."||
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