Hinsdale County Museum

Hinsdale County Museum
September 1, 2013

The Hinsdale County Museum features exhibits about the mining history and minerals of the Lake City area but is best known for its exhibit on murderer and accused cannibal Alferd Packer.

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Lake City history

Alferd Packer
September 1, 2013

Lake City became a silver boomtown in the late 1800s, but the town declined along with the silver and gold mines in the area before rebounding as a tourist center.

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Lake City

Lake City
September 1, 2013

Lake City was one of the boomtowns from the gold and silver rush in Colorado’s San Juan Mountains in the late 1800s and early 1900s. Today’s it’s best-known for the accused cannibal Alferd Packer.

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