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Great Chicago Fire

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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

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The Chicago Fire of 1871, also called the Great Chicago Fire, burned from ... 1871, and destroyed thousands of buildings, killed an estimated 300 people and  ...

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

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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 ...

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

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People & Events: The Great Fire of 1871 ... was for a building inspection department that would point out the many four- or five-story business buildings that were ...

The O'Leary Legend | The Great Chicago Fire & The Web of Memory

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Did Mrs. O'Leary's cow start the Great Chicago Fire? ... There was a rumor that Kate admitted to different people right after the blaze began that ... As for Ahern himself, this other reporter confided, "The booze got him many .... Patrick O'Leary died in September of 1894, and Catherine passed away the following Fourth...

10 Facts About the Great Chicago Fire | palisadespete

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Dec 4, 2012 ... The Great Chicago Fire started around 9:00 p.m. October 8, 1871 and burned ... One of these, the Peshtigo Fire, killed at least 1200 people and ...

The Great Chicago Fire of 1871 - Digital History

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Today, the Chicago Fire Academy occupies their place. The fire ... People were incinerated; limestone disintegrated into powder. ... Nearly 1,200 people died.

A Look Back: The Great Chicago Fire of 1871 - My Firefighter Nation

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Oct 8, 2010 ... As we do so, we remember those who suffered and died as a result ... The Great Chicago Fire of 1871 is truly one of our country's greatest tragedies. ... Later, reports claimed many people had become trapped or crushed in ...

FAQs - The Great Peshtigo Fire of 1871

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How many people were killed in the fire, and how does this compare to the Chicago Fire? Between 1,200 and 2,400 people died in the Peshtigo Fire. The death ...

The Chicago Fire of 1871 and the 'Great Rebuilding' - National ...

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Jan 25, 2011 ... There are many theories about how Chicago's Great Fire of 1871 started. ... were recovered, it is believed that 300 people died in the blaze.

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History Files - Chicago Fire - Chicago History Museum

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The Great Chicago Fire. The summer of 1871 was very dry, leaving the ground parched and the wooden city vulnerable. On Sunday evening, October 8, 1871, ...

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

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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), ...

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

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Jun 23, 2014 ... The Great Chicago Fire killed 300 people, left some 100000 homeless, and destroyed $200 million worth of property. Was a cow really to ...