News From Colorado, 1874

High country snow.

From the National Republican newspaper, May 26, 1874, Page 5

Commissioner of Indian Affairs E. P. Smith received the following letter from the Indian Agent at Los Pinos, Colorado :

Alfred Packer and party (21 miners) were visitng Ouray’s camp in winter. Ouray advised them to stay with the camp. Ten stayed. Five went on and died near Gunnison cattle camp. Packer was one of six men who left the first of February. Packer alone arrived at the Agency April 16th, apparently in good health.

Photo by E.A. Mills from the U.S. Geological Survey Photo Gallery

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