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Pueblo Chronology

1926

Bootlegger wars – Pueblo called “Little Chicago”

1925

City’s first electric traffic light installed (4th & Main)

1925

Colorado Building constructed at NW corner 4th & Main

1923

Parkview Hospital opens at 16th and Grand

1922

Fire destroys the Grand Opera House

1921

Great Flood – June 3rd- Arkansas and Fountain Rivers devastate downtown. Floodwaters said to be more than a mile wide and 14 feet deep in places, hundreds of lives lost

1920

Census Population: 43,050

1920

Steelwork’s YMCA opens – largest industrial Y in the country

1919

Memorial Hall completed – President Woodrow Wilson gives his last public address there

1918

Flu Epidemic causes hundreds of deaths locally