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The Great Chicago Fire burned from Sunday, October 8, 1871 to Tuesday, October 7, 1871.
The fire killed hundreds and destroyed about 4 square miles (10 km2) in Chicago, Illinois.


When firefighters finally arrived at DeKoven Street, the fire had grown and spread to neighboring buildings and was ...


The Chicago Fire of 1871, also called the Great Chicago Fire, burned from October 8 to October 10, 1871, and destroyed thousands of buildings, killed an ...


On this day in 1871, flames spark in the Chicago barn of Patrick and Catherine O' Leary, igniting a two-day blaze that kills between 200 and 300 people, destroys ...


The Great Chicago Fire & the Web of Memory consists of two main parts. The first part, titled The Great Chicago Fire, includes five chronologically organized ...


The Great Chicago Fire began on the city's West Side, in the De Koven Street barn of Patrick and Catherine O'Leary, though it is not known what happened there ...


"There'll be a hot time in the old town tonight!" Popular Song Lyric. Did Mrs. O' Leary's cow start the Great Chicago Fire? It's possible. The conflagration almost ...


Oct 4, 2012 ... Chicago folksong. An unflattering depiction of Catherine O'Leary inside her infamous barn. From “The Great Chicago Fire and the Myth of Mrs.


Jan 25, 2011 ... Article on the 140th anniversary of the Chicago Fire focusing on city planning and the "Great Rebuilding."

Sep 30, 2011 ... For those interested in Chicago's history The Weather Channel's short videos on this fire are linked together here for the first time.