Pueblo, CO 81001
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Pueblo is a city
in Pueblo County in southern Colorado. The
City of Pueblo is situated on the confluence
of the Arkansas River and Fountain Creek.
The area is considered to be semi-arid with
approximately 14 inches of precipitation
annually. According to the 2005 Census
estimates, the city proper had an estimated
population of 103,495. It is the county seat
of Pueblo County. It is also the principal
city of the Pueblo, Colorado Metropolitan
Statistical Area which encompasses Pueblo,
Colorado and Pueblo County, Colorado.
Pueblo was formerly one of the largest
steel-producing cities in the United States.
It is now home to a number of electronics
and aviation companies. The Historic
Arkansas River Project (HARP) is a beautiful
river walk that graces the historic Union
Avenue district. It shows the history of the
It is the hometown of Damon Runyon, who
never returned after 1911 or so, but
mentioned Pueblo in many of his newspaper
columns (notably his "Our Old Man" pieces).
Pueblo is the hometown of four Congressional
Medal of Honor recipients - Drew D. Dix,
Raymond G. Murphy, William J. Crawford, and
Carl L. Sitter. The Medal of Honor is the
highest military award that can be bestowed
upon a member of the United States Armed
Forces; Teddy Roosevelt lobbied for one but
never received it during his lifetime, and
General George Patton said "I'd sell my
immortal soul for that Medal." President
Dwight D. Eisenhower upon presenting Raymond
G. "Jerry" Murphy with his Medal in 1953
commented, "What is it...something in the
water out there in Pueblo? All you guys turn
out to be heroes!". In 1993, The City
Council adopted the tagline "Home of Heroes"
because it can claim more recipients than
any other city in the United States. On July
1, 1993, the Congressional Record recognized
Pueblo as the "Home of Heroes" http://www.pueblo.org/homeofheroes.
There is a memorial to the recipients of the
medal at the Pueblo Convention Center.
Central High School is known as the "School
of Heroes," as it is the alma mater of two
recipients, Sitter and Crawford, more than
any other high school in the country.
Pueblo is home to Colorado State University
- Pueblo, formerly University of Southern
Colorado. It is part of the Colorado State
University system, with about 6,000
Pueblo is the home of the Colorado State
Fair, held annually in the late summer, and
an annual Chili Festival.
The highways U.S. Route 50 and Interstate 25
cross each other at Pueblo. The local
airport, Pueblo Memorial Airport, lies to
the east of the city. Pueblo Transit
provides bus service six days a week
throughout the city.
Pueblo may be best known as the home of the
Federal Citizen Information Center and its
Consumer Information Catalog. For some 30
years, TV commercials have invited Americans
to write for information at "Pueblo,
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