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The story of the great Chicago fire, 1871.

by Mary Kay Phelan

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Published by Crowell in New York .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Chicago (Ill.)
    • Subjects:
    • Great Fire, Chicago, Ill., 1871 -- Juvenile literature.,
    • Fires.,
    • Chicago (Ill.) -- History -- To 1875.,
    • Chicago (Ill.) -- History -- To 1875.

    • About the Edition

      Describes the causes, events, and aftermath of the 1871 fire that destroyed a large area of Chicago.

      Edition Notes

      Bibliography: p. [180]-184.

      StatementIllustrated by William Plummer.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsF548.42 .P5 1971
      The Physical Object
      Pagination191 p.
      Number of Pages191
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL5314242M
      ISBN 100690776713
      LC Control Number72109910
      OCLC/WorldCa145914

      Great Chicago Fire Fact The legend of the cow started in the Chicago Evening Journal of October 9, when an article was printed claiming that the fire was caused by "a cow kicking over a lamp in a stable in which a woman was milking." Great Chicago Fire Fact The cow and kerosene lamp story puts the blame on Catherine O’ was the perfect scapegoat for the cause of the. In arguably the most famous fire in American history, a blaze in the southwestern section of Chicago began to burn out of control on the night of October 8, Thanks to The Chicago Tribune, the fire has been apocryphally credited to a cow kicking over a lantern in Mrs. Catherine O'Leary's barn, and though that was not true, the rumor dogged.

      The Great Chicago Fire, which burned from October , , destroyed square miles of the city, killed around people, and left , people homeless. The fire originated in or around a barn owned by Patrick and Catherine O'Leary; according to legend, the fire started in the barn when a cow Catherine O'Leary was milking kicked over a Author: Erin McCoy. The story of the Great Chicago fire in , as recounted in [Original] Editor’s note: This information about the Great Chicago Fire is from the Introduction of the Chicago Historical Society’s recently published book, The Great Chicago Fire by Paul M. Angle.

      I Survived The Great Chicago Fire of By Lauren Tarshis. OSCARThe main character who sets out to find the girl who stole his luggage and finds himself in the midst of the historic Chicago Fire of trying to survive. JENNIEEnters the story line after stealing Oscar's luggage, is soon revealed as an orphan raising her 2-year old brother. The fateful kick of Mrs. O’Leary’s cow, the wild flight before the flames, the astonishingly quick rebuilding—these are the well-known stories of the Great Chicago Fire of But as much as Chicago’s recovery from disaster was a remarkable civic achievement, the Great Fire is also the story of a city’s people divided and at odds. This is the story that Karen Sawislak tells so.


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