In 1842, Fort Pueblo was founded. The city of Pueblo originally consisted of four small individual towns Pueblo, South Pueblo, Central Pueblo and Bessemer these towns consolidated into the City of Pueblo. The juncture of two rivers made it possible for the Fort to exist the Arkansas River and Fountain Creek. The ore mines kept Pueblo alive when the Fort was no longer needed. In 1921, Pueblo experienced the worst flood in its history. It began when the Arkansas River began to flood from a downpour a short distance outside of Pueblo, it was then compounded when Fountain Creek also flooded, and when the two merged it was disastrous resulting in horrific loss of life and property, with a flood level that surpassed fifteen feet in some areas. The people worked together to alert people down stream of the upcoming dangers. People came from outlying areas to render help for those who were victims of the flood. Prior to the arrival of the American Red Cross and other support groups the Elks Club set up a relief station that aided over three thousand people daily. With the help of several organizations and many volunteers Pueblo was quickly rebuilt. Pueblo has three nicknames Home of Heroes, Steel City and P-Town. It was dubbed "America's Home of Heroes in 1993 by the United States Congress and hosts National Medal of Honor Day. Pueblo is referred to as Steel City because of the Steel Mill, which was responsible for producing the biggest quantity of steel in the United States. Pueblo is ranked ninth in Colorado in population with several electronic and aviation companies. Pueblo also has several Museums and hikers and bicyclists use a beautiful River Walk that goes from downtown Pueblo to the Pueblo Reservoir, one paved path. It has a beautiful picnic area and is home to a bird sanctuary where hawks and other injured birds of prey are cared for. Pueblo has many opportunities for work or play and would be a great vacation spot as it is only 35 miles from Colorado Springs and only some one hundred miles from Denver both of these larger cities have a huge number of tourist attractions.
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Events in Pueblo
Cinco De Mayo at Outpost Harley-Davidson
at Outpost Harley-Davidson
Join us on Cinco De Mayo for Breakfast provided by Kitchen Works On The Go.
12th Annual Cinco de Mayo Celebration!
at Inspiration Field Find Tickets
Title Sponsor: La Junta Tribune-Democrat! Live Entertainment, Mexican Food Sale, Live and Silent Auctions, Cornhole Tournament, Motorcycle Poker Run, Beer Garden!
Cinco de Mayo Cornhole Tournament!
at Inspiration Field Find Tickets
$Golden Sunrise Sertoma presents Cinco de Mayo Cornhole Tournament
The Lantern Fest: Denver/Colorado Springs
at I-25 Speedway
We would like to announce that we have successfully secured a new date and venue to bring the magic back to Denver and Colorado Springs, two cities we've loved throughout the years.
Annual Memorial Day Weekend Lake Party
at Pueblo Reservoir
SlaughterHouseRootz plus special guests Random Shuffle More TBA
Dispatch & Nahko Live in Morrison, CO at Red Rocks Amphitheatre
at Red Rocks Park and Amphitheatre Find Tickets
Dispatch will be performing at Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Morrison, CO on Sunday, June 17th. Presented by 97.3 KBCO.
MW Professional Carpentry since 2008
at MW Professional Carpentry since 2008 Find Tickets
Mike Winter General contractor takes pride in providing its clients with expert design and advice throughout the construction phase.
Echelon - Visnov Security Agency
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Protect your people and property in any situation with professional, flexible and cost-effective security guard solutions since 2001. Licensed, bonded & insured.
Wilderness Place Fishing Lodge Alaska
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Alaska fishing lodges are not all created equal. When choosing a lodge you want to find the best fit for your group or family.