by Anonymous / Unidentified Author

Eating Democrats
Language: English 
Available translation(s): FRE
Alfred Packer ate five prospectors whom he was guiding 
over a high Colorado plateau in 1874.

The judge who sentenced Packer to hang indignantly pointed out 
that "There was only six Democrats in all of Hinsdale County 
and you ate five of them."

The Department of Agriculture startled the official community 
by dedicating its cafeteria to Alfred Packer. Then the General
Services Administration removed the plaque and accused them 
of "bad taste."


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Available translations, adaptations or excerpts, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , "En mangeant des démocrates", copyright © 2019, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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This text was added to the website: 2007-08-17
Line count: 9
Word count: 72