Check Out the March 2020 Lore
It’s a new year and another opportunity to join the Pueblo County Historical Society in order to receive a mailed copy of The Pueblo Lore, the Society’s monthly magazine that documents the history of Pueblo County and the area. There are always interesting historical articles published every month.
- Read about the Campbell brothers as crime fighters in the third Crow Mercantile series. Elmer and Frank Campbell thwart an armed robbery at their store with an unloaded shotgun.
- James Pattee, a physician who practiced medicine at the CF&I’s Minnequa Hospital with Dr. Corwin, treated President Woodrow Wilson in his railroad car after his stroke at Pueblo’s Memorial Hall October 2, 1919.
- The American Heritage Foundation sent the Freedom Train, dubbed the “Spirit of 1776,” to all 48 states in the union with rare historical documents that were meant to inspire all Americans and rekindle their patriotic spirit from World War II. It stopped in Pueblo on May 25, 1948.
- Remember the glory days of Pueblo College basketball that culminated in a national championship in 1961. This article celebrates the winning teams and players under coach Harry Simmons that competed in the mid-1950s. Coach Simmons and key players are profiled.
- Meet social worker Mabel Henry who directed the CF&I’s YMCA programs for immigrant women and children. She helped over 2,000 women during her career.
- Man buys home in Fountain in 1986 and discovers a murder confession written on the back of window trim during renovation. The confession was written by John Spicer who killed a man in 1893, built the house in 1899 and hid his confession in the finished construction.
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