5 Horrifying Colorado Stories You Didn’t Learn About In History Class

Rich Native American history. Alfred Packer eating his dead companions in an effort to stay alive. “Pike’s Peak or Bust.” If you are a native Coloradan, you probably remember all of the above from your 8th grade history class. While the history of the Centennial State may seem somewhat cheery on the surface, there is a dark and often overlooked side to it as well, which can be seen in these five horrifying Colorado stories that you didn’t learn about in history class:

Did you know about these lesser-known events in Colorado history? Are there others that you would add to this list? Let us know in the comments below.

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