The Pueblo Lore

The Pueblo Lore

The Pueblo Lore, ISSN 0741-6598, is published monthly by the Pueblo County Historical Society and is provided as a benefit to members of the Society.

Single copies can be purchased for $5.00 each
Copies for members $2.50. 

Editor: Thomas Perkins

Designer: Niki Summers, 252-1201
(maddddog3@gmail.com)

Check out the November 2019 Lore

One important reason to join the Pueblo County Historical Society is to receive a mailed copy of The Pueblo Lore, the Society’s monthly magazine documenting the history of Pueblo County and the area. There are always interesting historical articles published every month.

  • The November issue concludes the history of the Pueblo Police Department – Part 9, written by insider John Ercul, retired deputy chief. This article covers the death of Patrolman Nicholas Heine from natural causes while on duty during the administration of Chief Jim Billings and the improvements Billings made during his tenure. He covers the controversial hiring of Chief Velez from Colorado Springs and the dissatisfaction among officers, resulting in his early retirement. He concludes with the hiring of popular Chief Troy Davenport and his introduction of drones as a weapon in the police arsenal.
  • Read about the 100th anniversary of Memorial Hall in 2019, written by Mark Pickerel, and the companion article written by Jerry Miller, about his city employment in that building. Learn about the role the Union Depot played in his marital courtship.
  • For Civil War buffs, read Michael Hudson’s article about Confederate soldiers robbing and killing union sympathizers in South Park and burying a treasure in the mountains west of Denver. Badass Major Chivington of Sand Creek Massacre fame had Confederate prisoners murdered near Franktown.
  • Part Two in the series of the notorious Fleagle Brothers Gang who robbed the First National Bank of Lamar and murdered four men, covers the capture, trial, conviction and death sentences of three of the four gang members. Jake Fleagle is still at large at this point in the tale.
  • Every issue features the ever-popular “Looking Back – Pueblo Through the Years,” a brief digest of Chieftain articles gleaned from November issues printed 50 years ago and compiled by Larry Green.

Author’s Instructions for Submitting Material for Publication

Appropriate contributions are welcome. They must be neatly typewritten, be up to about 12 double-spaced pages, and contain sources. You may submit them in Microsoft Word or Word Perfect format on disc or by e-mail attachment.

Bylines. Pay in copies only.

Mail to Pueblo Lore, Pueblo County Historical Society, 203 West “B” Street, Pueblo, CO 81003.

Material will not be returned unless a postage-paid self-addressed envelope is included.

The Society disclaims responsibility for statements of fact or opinion made by contributors, and will not accept material with obvious historical errors.

A complete subject index of the Pueblo Lore can be found here.

To search this index, open the page and type “Ctrl F” to bring up a search box.