Pueblo Chronology

Pueblo Chronology

Pueblo Chronology

1917
January 27

1917

Pueblo Flour Mills opens at 108 S. Santa Fe

January 27

1917

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

1918
January 27

1918

Flu Epidemic causes hundreds of deaths locally

January 27

1918

CF&I begins 8 hour work day schedules

1919
January 27

1919

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

1920
January 27

1920

Census Population: 43,050

January 27

1920

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

1921
January 27

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

1922
January 27

1922

Fire destroys the Grand Opera House

1923
January 27

1923

Parkview Hospital opens at 16th and Grand

1925
January 27

1925

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

January 27

1925

Colorado Building constructed at NW corner 4th & Main

1926
January 27

1926

Bootlegger wars – Pueblo called “Little Chicago”

1929
January 27

1929

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

1930
January 27

1930

Census Population: 50,096

January 27

1930

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

1933
January 27

1933

Prohibition Ends

January 27

1933

Eilers Bar issued second Pueblo Liquor License

January 27

1933

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

January 27

1933

Frank Hoag consolidates Star Journal & Pueblo Chieftain newspapers

1934
January 27

1934

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

January 27

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

1936
January 27

1936

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

1940
January 27

1940

Census Population: 52,162 

1941
January 27

1941

Steel mill ramps up production for war effort