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Population: 98,640 - Elevation: 4,695 - Area Code: 719

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Points of Interest: Colorado State Fairgrounds, El Pueblo Museum, Rosemount Victorian House Museum, Pueblo Zoo, Pueblo Greyhound Park, Greenway & Nature Center, Pueblo State Recreation Area, The Fred E. Weisbrod Aircraft Museum, Sangre De Cristo Arts Center, Children's Museum, Pueblo Army Depot, Fire Museum, DOT High Speed Ground Test Center, University of Southern Colorado, Pueblo Community College, CF & I Steel Corporation, The Government Printing Office, The Association of American Railroads

Annual Events: Colorado State Fair, State Fair Stomp on, State Fair Parade in Aug.; Red Flannel Horse Show in Jan.; Town and Gown Performing Arts Series in Jan./Nov.; Pueblo Symphony Performances in Jan./Feb./Nov.; Impossible Players Theater in Feb./Nov.; Sport, Boat, & Travel Show in March; Spring Series Regatta in April; Governors Cup Regatta in May; Farmers' Market July-Oct.; Rolling River Raft Race in July; Pueblo County Ice Cream Social in Aug.; River Clean Up in Sept.; Spook Trail in Oct.; Pueblo Chorale Society Performances in Nov.; Christmas Posada in Dec. Hotel & Motel Rooms: 1,614 units in 23 lodges

Visitors Information Chamber of Commerce 302 N. Santa Fe 542-1704


Parkview Episcopal Center 400 W. 16th St 584-4000
St. Mary-Corwin Regional Med Ctr. 1008 Minnequa Ave 560-4000

Bus Station TNM & O Carriers (Greyhound Carrier) 703 W. US Hwy 50 544-6295
Public Transit Bus Company (Pueblo Transport.) 350 S. Elizabeth 542-4306
Airport Pueblo Memorial Airport Hwy 50 E. of Pueblo 948-3355
Post Office 421 N. Main St 544-0340


Pueblo Library 100 E. Abriendo 543-9600
Barkman Branch 1300 Jerry Murphy Rd 544-5040
Lamb Branch 2525 S. Pueblo Blvd 564-8382


Children's Museum 210 N. Sante Fe Ave. 543-0130
El Pueblo Museum 324 W. 1st St. 583-0453
Rosemount Victorian Mus. 419 W. 14th St 545-5290
Weisbrod Aircraft Museum Pueblo Memorial Airport 948-9219
Sangre de Cristo Center 210 N. Santa Fe Ave 543-0130

Public Golf Courses

City Park Golf Course 3900 Thatcher Ave 561-4946
Pueblo West Golf Club 251 S. McCulloch Blvd 547-2280
Walking Stick G.C. 4301 Walking Stick Blvd 584-3400

Recreation Centers

Greater Pueblo Sports Complex

3650 N. Pueblo Blvd. 545-5740
El Centro Del Quinto Sol 6th & Erie Ave 542-5648

Police Department 130 Central Main 549-1200
Fire Department 1551 Bonforte Blvd 542-1352


Chieftain & Star Journal 825 W. 6th St 544-3520
The Colorado Tribune 447 Park Dr 561-4008
Pueblo Ledger 852 McCarthy Blvd 564-1212
Senior Beacon P.O. Box 11006 544-3232

Although Pueblo did not become a town until 1870, its existence dates back to the early 1840's when fur traders built Fort Pueblo Trading Post. Prior to this, Zebulon Pike used the site as a base for his unsuccessful assault on the nearby mountain, Pikes Peak. This site was a natural crossroads for many tribes of Indians, Spanish soldiers, mountain men, trappers, and traders. The fort was abandoned in 1854 after a Ute Indian massacre. With the advent of the gold rush in 1858, the present town of Pueblo made its beginning at the old site of Fort Pueblo. It grew into a booming supply town with four railroads. Its foundries supplied mining equipment and its smelters processed the gold from nearby mining towns. CF & I Steel Corporation, Pueblo's oldest employer, opened its steel plant in 1880. In the 1900's the Fryingpan-Arkansas project was completed to divert water from the western slope for irrigation, hydroelectric power, and recreational facilities. Today manufacturing is still a major contributor to Pueblo's economy. Other areas of major importance include agriculture and government facilities.