Events

Pueblo Country Historic Society Events

MARCH 14, 2019, MEETING AND PROGRAM NOTICE

WHERE: Pueblo Union Depot, 132 West B Street, Pueblo, CO
WHEN: Thursday, March 14, 2019. Buffet dinner at 6 p.m.; Program at 7 p.m.
DINNER PRICE: $20 per person. Vegetarian meals are available.
Dinner reservations are required by March 11, 2019.
RESERVATIONS: Contact Larry Frank 719-561-0619 or lfrank167@q.com
UNUSED RESERVATIONS MUST BE PAID FOR
PROGRAM:

Steel and Meat

Gregory Howell — story teller, curator and creative economy consultant who owns the Kadoya Photo Gallery in Pueblo – will talk at the Pueblo County Historical Society’s March 14, 2019, dinner meeting at the Pueblo Union Depot about mining and steel manufacturing at CF&I and meat packing at Nuckolls Packing during Pueblo’s early industrial years beginning in the late 1800s. He will guide the audience on a journey through Pueblo’s early years and look at how empire builders like the Guggenheims and Rockefellers came to Pueblo to discover and build their fortunes. More specifically, he will describe how CF&I and Nuckolls Packing Company served as beacons of industry throughout the region and ultimately reached parts of the globe.

Their legacies remain with us today and “Pueblo is now positioned to become a ‘thought leader’ in how re-urbanism and thoughtful adaptive re-use of historic properties helps us better understand the ‘future of the past’ and tell our story to future generations.” In describing his talk, Howell wrote, “Instead of repeating the same, predictable history presentation in the form of fact citations, I will look at the key movers and shakers along this historical trajectory and how their unique life stories and experiences enabled them to achieve such great outcomes here on the ‘frontier’ of the west. Life was tough then as it is in 2019.”

“Please join me on this fascinating journey and discover the story of Pueblo through the eyes of some of our early leaders and ask yourself: who am I? What do I have to say? And where am I going?”

Meetings are held the second Thursday of every month, except June, July, August and December, at the Union Depot.

  • A sit-down dinner is served at 6 p.m. ($20)
  • Featured speaker’s presentation begins at 7:10 p.m.

For reservations, call Larry Frank at 561-0619 or email him, lfrank167@q.com by the Friday before the meeting. If you do not have dinner, the presentation is $5.00.

April 11, 2019, MEETING AND PROGRAM NOTICE

WHERE: Pueblo Union Depot, 132 West B Street, Pueblo, CO
WHEN: Thursday, April 11, 2019. Buffet dinner at 6 p.m.; Program at 7 p.m.
DINNER PRICE: $20 per person. Vegetarian meals are available.
Dinner reservations are required by April 8, 2019.
RESERVATIONS: Contact Larry Frank 719-561-0619 or lfrank167@q.com
UNUSED RESERVATIONS MUST BE PAID FOR
PROGRAM:

Discovering The Anza Legacy

John Anderson, former two-term Sheriff of El Paso County, will tell the story of two fearless men — Governor Juan Bautista de Anza and the Comanche war chief, Cuerno Verde (Green Horn), and the bloody battle they fought to protect their people and preserve their cultural way of life. Anderson is the guest speaker at the April dinner meeting of the Pueblo County Historical Society and will entertain members and guests with the depiction of the historic battle fought in the foothills northeast of the mountain named for the Comanche chief. While the legacy of Juan Bautista de Anza is well established throughout much of the American Southwest, his influence during the 18th Century remains relatively unknown across today’s northern New Mexico and southern Colorado. To challenge the Comanche, Governor Anza left Santa Fe leading a mounted force of 600 Spanish, who were joined enroute by 200 Ute and Jicarilla Apache. They traveled north around Sierra del Almagre (Pikes Peak) and attacked the Comanche base-camp near present-day Colorado Springs on August 31, 1779. Efforts are underway to establish the Anza-Cuerno Verde National Historic Trail which follows the 1779 route, including the final battle site believed to be northeast of Green Horn Mountain in southern Pueblo County.

John Anderson is an author, artist and consultant. He retired from Lockheed Martin in 2012 to launch a small consulting business, allowing him the freedom to pursue his love of history, writing and the arts. He was term limited as Sheriff in 2003.

Meetings are held the second Thursday of every month, except June, July, August and December, at the Union Depot.

  • A sit-down dinner is served at 6 p.m. ($20)
  • Featured speaker’s presentation begins at 7:10 p.m.

For reservations, call Larry Frank at 561-0619 or email him, lfrank167@q.com by the Friday before the meeting. If you do not have dinner, the presentation is $5.00.