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James Beckwourth, George Simpson, and other trappers such as Mathew Kinkead, claimed to have helped construct the plaza that became known as El Pueblo or Fort Pueblo around 1842. George married Juana Maria Suaso and lived there for a year or two before moving; however, Simpson had no legal title to the land. The adobe structures were built with the intention of settlement and trade next to the Arkansas River, which then formed the U.S./ Mexico border. About a dozen families lived there, trading with Native American tribes for hides, skins, livestock, as well as (later) cultivated plants, and liquor. Evidence of this trade, as well as other utilitarian goods, such as Native American pottery shards were found at the recently excavated site. According to accounts of residents who traded at the plaza (including that of George Simpson), the fort was raided sometime between December 23 and December 25, 1854, by a war party of Utes and Jicarilla Apaches under the leadership of Tierra Blanca, a Ute chief. They allegedly killed between fifteen and nineteen men, as well as captured two children and one woman. The trading post was abandoned after the raid, but it became important again between 1858 and 1859 during the Colorado Gold Rush of 1859.

The current city of Pueblo represents the consolidation of four towns: Pueblo (incorporated 1870), South Pueblo (incorporated 1873), Central Pueblo (incorporated 1882), and Bessemer (incorporated 1886). Pueblo, South Pueblo, and Central Pueblo legally consolidated as the City of Pueblo between March 9 and April 6, 1886. Bessemer joined Pueblo in 1894.

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  • News 1892 - Newsboy Run Over and Killed
    Last Friday evening as two Lake cars were passing at D street in Pueblo, a newsboy dodged behind one and in coming in front of the other was struck by...Read MORE...


  • News 1893 - PUEBLO HOTEL BURNED. It Was Vacant and Boys Smoking Cigarettes Caused the Fire.
    PUEBLO, Oct. 10. - The MESA HOTEL burned to the ground yesterday. The hotel was six stories high with a three story cupola in addition. The walls were...Read MORE...


  • 1895 - Pueblo
    Pueblo, a post-town, the capital of Pueblo co, Col., is on the Arkansas River, at the mouth of Fountain Creek, 45 miles S. of Colorado Springs, and 40...Read MORE...


  • News 1903 - Fatally Burned In Furnace Explosion. Five Men Injured at the Minnequa Steel Works in Pueblo, Two of Whom May Die.
    Pueblo, Colo., July 21. - In an explosion that occurred at the blast furnace "E" at the Minnequa steel works yesterday at 2 o’clock, five men were bur...Read MORE...


  • 1904 - August 7 - A flash flood near Pueblo, CO, washed a train from the tracks killing 89 passengers.
    A bridge, weakened by the floodwaters sweeping through the valley below, gave way under the weight of the train dashing all but the sleeping cars int...Read MORE...


  • News 1906 - HUGE ROOF COLLAPSED. ONE MAN KILLED AND THREE INJURED AT PUEBLO, COLO.
    Pueblo, Colo. - By the collapse of the concrete roof over a section of the huge new round house of the Denver & Rio Grande railroad, which is in cours...Read MORE...


  • 1906
    Pueblo, a city, the capital of Pueblo co., Colo., is on the Arkansas River, at the mouth of Fountain Creek, 45 miles S. of Colorado Springs, on the De...Read MORE...


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    C. F. & I. Steel Mills

    "The Colorado Fuel and Iron Company (CF&I) was a large steel concentration. By 1903, it was largely owned and controlled by John D. Rockefeller and Jay Gould's financial heirs. While it came to control many plants... Read MORE...

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    Union Depot, Pueblo, Colorado, Accommodating Five Different Railroad Lines
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  • News 1921 - June 3 - A cloudburst near Pikes Peak CO killed 120 people. Pueblo CO was flooded by a twenty-five foot crest of the Arkansas River, killing 70 persons.
    Fourteen inches of rain was reported at Boggs Flat, where a hard surface road through nearly level country was washed out to a depth of seven feet.
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    June 3, 1921

  • News 1922 - OVER MILLION LOST IN FIRE. PUEBLO OPERA HOUSE IS DESTROYED WITH LOSS OF $700,000.
    By The Associated Press.
    Pueblo, Colo., March 2. - The Grand Opera house block, one of Pueblo's landmarks, was destroyed by fire early yesterday. The...Read MORE...


  • 1952 - December 7 - KKTV TV channel 11 in Colorado Spgs-Pueblo, CO (CBS) 1st broadcast

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C. F. & I. Steel Mills

"The Colorado Fuel and Iron Company (CF&I) was a large steel concentration. By 1903, it was largely owned and controlled by John D. Rockefeller and Jay Gould's financial heirs. While it came to control many plants... Read MORE...

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  • News  1892 - Newsboy Run Over and Killed
    Last Friday evening as two Lake cars were passing at D street in Pueblo, a newsboy dodged behind one and in coming in front of the other was struck... Read MORE...

  • News  1893 - PUEBLO HOTEL BURNED. It Was Vacant and Boys Smoking Cigarettes Caused the Fire.
    PUEBLO, Oct. 10. - The MESA HOTEL burned to the ground yesterday. The hotel was six stories high with a three story cupola in addition. The walls... Read MORE...

  • 1895 - Pueblo
    Pueblo, a post-town, the capital of Pueblo co, Col., is on the Arkansas River, at the mouth of Fountain Creek, 45 miles S. of Colorado Springs, and... Read MORE...

  • News  1903 - Fatally Burned In Furnace Explosion. Five Men Injured at the Minnequa Steel Works in Pueblo, Two of Whom May Die.
    Pueblo, Colo., July 21. - In an explosion that occurred at the blast furnace "E" at the Minnequa steel works yesterday at 2 o’clock, five men were... Read MORE...

  • 1904 - August 7 - A flash flood near Pueblo, CO, washed a train from the tracks killing 89 passengers.
    A bridge, weakened by the floodwaters sweeping through the valley below, gave way under the weight of the train dashing all but the sleeping cars... Read MORE...

  • 1906
    Pueblo, a city, the capital of Pueblo co., Colo., is on the Arkansas River, at the mouth of Fountain Creek, 45 miles S. of Colorado Springs, on the... Read MORE...

  • News  1906 - HUGE ROOF COLLAPSED. ONE MAN KILLED AND THREE INJURED AT PUEBLO, COLO.
    Pueblo, Colo. - By the collapse of the concrete roof over a section of the huge new round house of the Denver & Rio Grande railroad, which is in... Read MORE...

  • News  1921 - June 3 - A cloudburst near Pikes Peak CO killed 120 people. Pueblo CO was flooded by a twenty-five foot crest of the Arkansas River, killing 70 persons.
    Fourteen inches of rain was reported at Boggs Flat, where a hard surface road through nearly level country was washed out to a depth of seven feet.
    WeatherForYou.com
    June 3, 1921
  • News  1922 - OVER MILLION LOST IN FIRE. PUEBLO OPERA HOUSE IS DESTROYED WITH LOSS OF $700,000.
    By The Associated Press.
    Pueblo, Colo., March 2. - The Grand Opera house block, one of Pueblo's landmarks, was destroyed by fire early yesterday.... Read MORE...

  • 1952 - December 7 - KKTV TV channel 11 in Colorado Spgs-Pueblo, CO (CBS) 1st broadcast

    historyorb.com

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