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Great Chicago Fire - Wikipedia


The Great Chicago Fire was a conflagration that burned from Sunday, October 8, to early Tuesday, October 10, 1871. The fire killed up to 300 people, destroyed roughly 3.3 square miles (9 km<sup>...

Chicago Fire of 1871 - Facts & Summary - HISTORY.com


The Chicago Fire of 1871, also called the Great Chicago Fire, burned from October ... 1871, and destroyed thousands of buildings, killed an estimated 300 people and ... Despite the fire's devastation, much of Chicago's physical infrastructure, ...

Great Chicago Fire begins - Oct 08, 1871 - HISTORY.com


On this day in History, Great Chicago Fire begins on Oct 08, 1871. ... Despite the fire's devastation, much of Chicago's physical infrastructure, including its .... An estimated 70,000 people—nearly half of them children—were killed and 70,000 ...

What (or Who) Caused the Great Chicago Fire? | History | Smithsonian


Oct 4, 2012 ... From “The Great Chicago Fire and the Myth of Mrs. O'Leary's Cow. ... who was “ bent almost double with the weight of many years of toil, trouble and .... Killed more people (1500), destroyed more property (1800 square miles), ...

The Great Chicago Fire Wasn't Started by a Cow - Today I Found Out


May 28, 2013 ... The Great Chicago Fire destroyed 3.3 square miles of Chicago, Illinois, ... It killed hundreds of people, left more than 100,000 homeless (nearly one ... O'Leary was an Irish Catholic immigrant—despised by many people at the ...

What Started the Great Chicago Fire? | Wonderopolis


By some accounts, as many as 300 people died in the Great Chicago Fire. The fire destroyed over 17,000 buildings and left over 100,000 people homeless.

American Experience | Chicago: City of the Century | People & Events


People & Events: The Great Fire of 1871. In the hundred days before October 8, 1871, not much more than an inch of rain had fallen in Chicago. The city at that ...

5 Things You Probably Didn't Know About the Great Chicago Fire ...


Oct 6, 2015 ... The fire killed an estimated 300 people, left thousands homeless and ... Of course , there's a bit more to the Great Chicago Fire than a clumsy cow, and .... And there are many buildings that are on the South Side and the West ...

The Ruined City | The Great Chicago Fire & The Web of Memory


Elias Colbert and Everett Chamberlin, Chicago and the Great Conflagration, 1871 ... Park, and the much more modest home on Hudson Street of police officer Richard ... portion of the city were destroyed, leaving almost 75,000 people homeless. ... history in terms of loss of life, with some 1500 killed), seem surprisingly low.

Did a Cow Really Cause the Great Chicago Fire? | Mental Floss


Jun 23, 2014 ... The Great Chicago Fire killed 300 people, left some 100000 ... the board members couldn't say much about the origin of the fire, except that it ...