Pueblo Chronology

Pueblo Chronology

Pueblo Chronology

1860
December 24

1860

Pueblo Town site laid out

1861
December 24

1861

Pueblo County established
(one of the original 17 counties in the Colorado Territory)

1862
December 24

1862

Weekly mail established

December 24

1862

First Court session held

1863
December 24

1863

Post Office established

1864
December 1

1864

First Religious Services held (building on SE corner 3rd & Santa Fe)

December 24

1864

Flour Mill erected and mill ditch excavated

1866
December 24

1866

First public school classes held

December 24

1866

1st County Courthouse

First courthouse SE corner 3rd and Santa Fe
1868
December 24

1868

Colorado Chieftain Newspaper begins publication

December 24

1868

Telegraph line completed to Pueblo

December 24

1868

St. Peter’s Episcopal Church organized

1869
December 24

1869

S.C. Gallop opens first Pueblo saddlery

1870
December 24

1870

Census Population: 666

December 24

1870

Town of Pueblo Incorporated

Looking west at Santa Fe Ave between 3rd and 4th circa 1870
December 24

1870

First Presbyterian Church opens

December 24

1870

Adobe School at 11th and Court erected

1871
December 24

1871

Thatcher brothers charter the First National Bank

December 24

1871

Chillcott Hotel opens at NW corner 5th & Santa Fe  (known later as the Lindell and the 5th Avenue Hotel) 

1872
December 24

1872

First Colorado State Fair (incorporated as the Agricultural & Industrial Society of Southern Colorado)

December 24

1872

First Baptist Church organized

December 24

1872

The Denver and Rio Grande Railroad arrives in Pueblo (D&RG)

December 24

1872

Courthouse erected at 10th and Main

December 24

1872

St. Ignatius Catholic Church organized

1873
December 24

1873

Population reaches 3500