Pueblo Chronology

Pueblo Chronology

Pueblo Chronology

1873
December 24

1873

Pueblo Public Library Assoc. founded

December 24

1873

Pueblo Public Library Assoc. founded

December 24

1873

Population reaches 3500

December 24

1873

Town Trustees’ ordinance declares Pueblo now a “City”

1874
December 24

1874

Organization of Volunteer Fire Department

December 24

1874

Holly Waterworks system completed (4th & Grand)

1875
December 24

1875

President Ulysses S Grant visits Pueblo

December 24

1875

Crown Flour Mill built (102 S. Oneida)

1876
December 24

1876

Colorado admitted to the Union

December 24

1876

Atchison, Topeka, & Santa Fe Railroad arrives (ATSF)

1877
December 24

1877

Mather and Geist build first Smelter

December 24

1877

Masonic Lodge organized in South Pueblo

1878
December 24

1878

Centennial School constructed (11th & Court Streets)

December 24

1878

Insane Asylum established

December 24

1878

Loretto Academy established

1879
December 24

1879

Clark’s Spring Water- Artesian Well commences

December 24

1879

Congregational Church organized

 

December 24

1879

Royal Gorge Railroad War – Roundhouse Battle in Pueblo (D&RG vs ATSF)

1880
December 24

1880

Census Population: 3,217

December 24

1880

People in Pueblo get Telephones

December 24

1880

Steel Works started (Colorado Coal & Iron)

December 24

1880

Town of Bessemer platted

December 24

1880

Street Railway with horse cars commences

December 24

1880

First Foundry established

December 24

1880

South Pueblo Water Works built