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    Pueblo County, named for an early trading post called El Pueblo, was established in 1861 as one of the original seventeen counties of the Colorado Territory.
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Carl Abbott, Stephen Leonard, and David McComb, Colorado: A History of the Centennial State, 3rd ed. (Boulder: University Press of Colorado, 1994).

Thomas G. Andrews, Killing For Coal: America’s Deadliest Labor War (Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2008).

Beulah Historical Society, From Mace’s Hole, the Way it Was, to Beulah, the Way it Is: A Comprehensive History of Beulah, Colorado (Colorado Springs, CO: Century One Press, 1979).

Wade Broadhead, “History of Pueblo,” Pueblo County, n.d.

James Brooke, “Pittsburgh of the West Is Made of More Than Steel,” New York Times, December 29, 1997.

City of Pueblo, “Ethnicity Map,” 2010.

Joanne W. Dodds and Edwin L. Dodds, They All Came to Pueblo: A Social History (Virginia Beach, VA: Donning Co., 1994).

Pekka Hämäläinen, The Comanche Empire (New Haven: Yale University Press, 2008).

Cheryl Johnson Huban, “Before Colorado City,” Greenhorn Valley View, July 28, 2014.

Cheryl Johnson Huban, “George Sears and the Greenhorn Settlement,” Greenhorn Valley View, January 23, 2012.

Janet Lecompte, Pueblo, Hardscrabble, Greenhorn (Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 1978).

Anthony A. Mestas, “Petition seeks ballot measure to ban retail pot in Pueblo County,” Pueblo Chieftain, April 1 2016.

Colleen O’Connor, “Colorado’s chile farmers promote Pueblo green chiles,” The Denver Post, August 14, 2015.

Barry Pritzker, A Native American Encyclopedia: History, Culture, and Peoples (New York: Oxford University Press, 2000).

Pueblo County, “The Pueblo Chile,” n.d.

Ed Quillen, “Welcome to Kolorado, Klan Kountry,” Colorado Springs Independent, May 22, 2003.

Martha Quillen, “Mexican Land Grants in Colorado,” Colorado Central Magazine, December 1, 2001.

David A. Sandoval, Spanish/Mexican Legacy of Latinos in Pueblo County (Pueblo, CO: Pueblo City-Council Library District, 2012).

Jared Orsi, Citizen Explorer: The Life of Zebulon Pike (New York: Oxford University Press, 2014).

Phillip Merle Sarver, “Historical Influences on the Economy of Pueblo, Colorado” (PhD Dissertation, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 1973).

Pueblo County, “Lead Program,” n.d.

Virginia McConnell Simmons, The Ute Indians of Utah, Colorado, and New Mexico (Boulder: University Press of Colorado, 2000).

Steve Segin and Jennifer Cordova, “Squirrel Creek Recreational Unit,” US Department of the Interior, National Park Service Form 10-900 (Denver: History Colorado, 2004).

Kelly Sommariva, “This week in 1921: The flood that nearly sank Pueblo,” 9News, June 2, 2014.

Steelworks Center of the West, “CF&I Timeline,” updated March 16, 2016.

Steelworks Center of the West, “The Mines of the Colorado Fuel and Iron Company,” updated July 1, 2015.

Steelworks Center of the West, “Women of WWII,” updated April 25, 2016.

Jim Trotter, “Destruction of Mustard gas Weapons in Pueblo is Said to Be Underway,” Rocky Mountain PBS, March 23, 2015.

US Bureau of Reclamation, “Fryingpan-Arkansas Project,” updated April 4, 2013.

US Census, “Quickfacts: Pueblo city,” n.d.

US Department of Agriculture, “2012 Census of Agriculture County Profile: Pueblo County Colorado,” National Agricultural Statistics Service.

US Environmental Protection Agency, “EPA Superfund Program: Colorado Smelter, Pueblo, CO,” updated April 20, 2016.

Joel Warner, “The Silicon Valley of Marijuana,” High Country News, August 17, 2015.

Additional Information: 

City of Pueblo

CSU Pueblo and Steelworks Center of the West Digital Humanities Projects

Jeffrey DeHerrera and Charlene Garcia-Sims, “Pueblo’s East Side History,” Pueblo City-County Library, 2014.

Jeffrey DeHerrera and Adam Thomas, “A Place Set Apart: The History and Architecture of Pueblo’s East Side Neighborhood,” Historitecture, 2009.

Jordan Everhart, Gary Dixon, Stephanie Armijo, and Thomas Sloan, “1921: The Great Pueblo Flood,” Steelworks Center of the West, n.d.

Pueblo County

Steelworks Center of the West