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History of Pueblo
Pueblo Home of Heros SignA Long & Colorful History
The City of Pueblo has a long and colorful history dating back to 1842, when it was called Fort Pueblo. What brought our city from a small fort in southern Colorado to the backbone of Colorado were the ore mines. This area once housed four separate towns: Pueblo, South Pueblo, Central Pueblo, and Bessemer. These four towns together now make up the City of Pueblo.

The City of Pueblo is also known as "America's Home of Heroes," as was proclaimed by the United States Congress in 1993. Pueblo hosts National Medal of Honor Day and has had as many as four living Medal of Honor recipients living in our community.

Official City LogoAbout the Official City Seal
The flags in the city's official seal, which fly above the banner "under five flags," represent the five countries and territories that held dominion over the Pueblo area during the last two centuries. Those countries are France, Mexico, Texas, Spain, and of course, the United States of America.

Included in the seal is a representation of old Fort Pueblo, the first permanent structure in the area. Pueblo was incorporated in 1870, at the confluence of the Arkansas River and Fountain River. The waters of these two rivers are represented by the waves beneath the fort.

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