Pueblo County, Colorado
Arthur L. Allen

Contributed by Maggie Stuart Zimmerman.

Arthur L. Allen, proprietor of the Metropole Stable & Garage of Pueblo and prominently known in Elk circles in the state, was born in Sedalia, Missouri, on the 16th of August, 1882, a son of Edgar F. and Musie (Morgan) Allen. The father was car inspector for the Missouri Pacific Railroad Company for a number of years but has now passed away. The family numbered six sons and a daughter, of whom Arthur L. Allen is the second in order of birth.

Spending his youthful days under the parental roof in his native town, Arthur L. Allen there pursued his education in the public schools, passing through consecutive grades to his graduation from the high school. He afterward entered business and for fourteen years was identified with the wholesale flour and feed trade in Missouri and in Colorado. He spent four years of that period in Missouri and then removed to Pueblo in 1903. He continued active in the flour and feed business for a decade but in 1913 established the Metropole Stable & Garage, which he has since conducted, building up an excellent business in this connection.

In politics Mr. Allen is a democrat and takes an active part in the work of the party, doing all in his power to further its growth and secure its success. He has frequently been a delegate to county and state conventions. He is identified with many movements which have to do with the social life and the public interests of the state. He is a most patriotic and public-spirited citizen and does everything in his power to uphold national welfare or to advance those interests which are a matter of civic virtue and of civic pride. He belongs to the Commerce Club of Pueblo, also has membership with the Lions, and is the president of the Tenderfoot Bachelors' Clubs. He is, connected with the Woodmen of the World, with the Knights of The Maccabees and is the state treasurer of the United Commercial Travelers. His greatest activity along such lines, however, is put forth in connection with the Benevolent Protective Order of Elks, of which he is a most valued and prominent representative, now filling the position of esteemed leading knight. He is loyal to the teachings and purposes of the order and other members of the fraternity gladly follow his leadership. Extracted from History of Colorado Illustrated Volume II 1918

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