Pueblo County Historical Society

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Pueblo Chronology

1936

President Franklin Roosevelt does a “whistle stop tour” in Pueblo (visits again in 1938)

1934

Southern Colorado Junior College founded (campus now Pueblo Community College)

1934-1939

Multiple WPA projects in Pueblo including: City Park – zoo buildings, golf course State Hospital – dorms State Fairgrounds–Agricultural Palace & other buildings Beulah Mountain Park Mountain View Cemetery Mineral Palace Park -bandstand, Lake Clara bridge & more

1933

Prohibition Ends

1933

Eilers Bar issued second Pueblo Liquor License

1933

First Federal Savings & Loan established (name later changed to American Federal Savings)

1933

Frank Hoag consolidates Star Journal & Pueblo Chieftain newspapers

1930

Census Population: 50,096

1930

David Packard graduates from Centennial High – (He attends Stanford and later partners with Bill Hewlett to form Hewlett Packard)

1929

Minnequa Hospital renamed Corwin upon the death of Dr. Richard Corwin