Pueblo County Historical Society

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Pueblo Chronology

1918
”January

1918

CF&I begins 8 hour work day schedules
1917
”January

1917

“Fireman Jim Flynn” KO’s Jack Dempsey – the only boxer to ever do so
”January

1917

New City Hall completed (Union Ave. – current building)
”January

1917

Pueblo Flour Mills opens at 108 S. Santa Fe
1916
”January

1916

Colorado adopts Prohibition (National Prohibition under Volstead Act not until 1920)
1914
”January

1914

Thatcher Building completed (5th & Main)
”January

1914

Colorado Coal Field Wars and the Ludlow Massacre prompt John Rockefeller Jr. to visit Pueblo to address labor issues
1912
”January

1912

Pueblo County Courthouse completed (10th & Main)
”January

1912

Pueblo boxer, “Fireman Jim Flynn” (real name Andrew Chiariglione), fights Jack Johnson for Heavyweight Championship on July 4th in Las Vegas, New Mexico
1911
”January

1911

Vail Hotel opens