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Old Pueblo Road


September 12, 2018

With the activity on Old Pueblo Road, I thought I would repeat some story items about that road. It was the way we got to Pueblo before the 1930's and the "new" highway. It was not just to get to Hanover. It also involved an oil refinery.

The search for oil in this area started in the 1890's. Many exploratory wells were drilled before anything was found. For three months in early 1901 a well a mile west of the railroad station at Buttes. That would put it just west of PPIR. A company was already buying the oil, being loaded at Buttes. There was talk of building a pipeline over to Buttes for...

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