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"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 miles E.S.E. of Cañon City. It is connected with these places by the Den ver & Rio Grande Railroad, and is on the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fé Railroad. It is the most important town in Southern Colorado. It has 3 daily and 7 weekly newspapers, several churches, 2 national banks, 1 other bank, and 2 flouring-mills. Pop. in 1890, 24,558."

Lippincott's Gazetteer of the World: A Complete Pronouncing Gazetteer Or Geographical Dictionary of the World Containing Notices of Over One Hundred and Twenty-five Thousand Places ...
Joseph Thomas
January 1, 1895
J.B. Lippincott

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    North Main St.
  • 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...


  • 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...


  • Pueblo, Colorado, USA
    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...

  • Pueblo, Colorado, USA
    Union Depot, Pueblo, Colorado, Accommodating Five Different Railroad Lines
  • 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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