Pueblo is located in the south-central part of the state of Colorado situated in the Arkansas River near Fountain Creek. The first community in the area was called Fountain City, which was developed in 1858 by its early inhabitants but was then changed to Pueblo City when it was laid out in 1860. The city's growth was first stimulated upon the arrival of the Denver and Rio Grande Western Railroad and by the Santa Fe Line, which has opened doors for its economic development. With the presence of the nearby coalfields, critical manufacturing, retail, and was also the trucking center in the Arkansas Valley has irrigated agriculture area. The largest steel plants and a significant economic and environmental factor, Colorado Fuel and Iron Corporation, were headquartered nearby.
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