Pueblo, Colorado


cop-side-puebloHome to Colorado’s largest single event, the Colorado State Fair, Pueblo is more than 100 miles south of Denver and doesn’t get the same harsh winter weather for which the state is known.

Among the largest steel-producing cities in the United States, Pueblo is known as the Steel City.

But Pueblo is also known for attracting U.S. Presidents. Wikipedia claims that Puebo has been the site of more visits by sitting presidents (eight) than any other comparable-sized city.

The list includes Theodore Roosevelt, Woodrow Wilson, Herbert Hoover, Dwight D. Eisenhower, John F. Kennedy, George H.W. Bush, Bill Clinton and Barack Obama.

Wilson’s 1919 address in Pueblo — in favor of the League of Nations — was his last. Two weeks later he suffered a massive stroke in the White House, a fact that was hidden from the public for more than a year.

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