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Pueblo’s Arkansas River levee is a Colorado gem. It’s also a reminder of the state’s deadliest disaster.

As Pueblo recently dedicated its new Arkansas River levee and recreational amenities, it also commemorated its greatest tragedy: a flood that decimated its city center and killed at least 1,000 people. What Pueblo is today is inextricably tied to that June 1921 disaster, as over the past century the community transformed the river that nearly […]

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Search resumes for Pueblo cemetery’s storied mass graves

By Heather Willard, The Pueblo Chieftain Three life-shattering events ranging from 1904-1921 that resulted in tremendous loss of life in Pueblo provide a backdrop for scientists seeking mass graves in Roselawn Cemetery. Students from the Colorado School of Mines, led by archaeologist Michelle Slaughter, are searching the oldest portion of the cemetery for mass graves […]