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
Pueblo Historical Ghost Walk 2022: Famous Sites of Pueblo
at El Pueblo History Museum
Learn more about Pueblo's most famous locations as told by ghosts of Pueblo's past.
Comedy Night at The Blue Cactus Room
at The Blue Cactus Room
Laugh until you turn blue with the best stand-up comics in Colorado
LEO Family Fun & Florescent Dance Party
at Pueblo Convention Center
Local law enforcement officers and their supporters are invited to gather their family and glow sticks - It's a Dance & Light Celebration!
Live Music Fridays at Analogue!
at Analogue Books & Records
Stop by Analogue Books & Records every Friday at 7pm to listen to some awesome live local bands while you browse books and records!
Lindsay and Grace host Ladies Night Out!
at Gold Dust Saloon Craft Beer and Grill
Come enjoy a relaxing night out at Gold Dust Saloon, hosted by Lindsay and Grace! Grace has been a professional organizer for over 5 years, and will be sharing practical decluttering and organizing tips for your home.
ALT NIGHT at Analogue Books & Records
at Analogue Books & Records
Join us for an evening of goth, punk, new wave, indie, 80s, 90s and so much more! Bring your own and we'll play em! Vinyl lovers gather!
Pueblo Job Fair - Pueblo Career Fair
You're invited to the Veterans Virtual Job Fair! (Powered by HireX)
Veterans Day Riverwalk Ruck
at Pueblo Riverwalk
Pueblo Crossfit & Veterans Overcoming Obstacles will be hosting a Riverwalk Ruck/Run/Walk to honor our nations Veterans
at Impossible Playhouse
Impossible Players Present Christmas Belles christmas in peublo