Great Chicago Fire

(redirected from 1871 Great Chicago Fire)
Also found in: Wikipedia.

Great Chicago Fire

destroyed much of Chicago; it was supposedly started when Mrs. O’Leary’s cow kicked over a lantern (1871). [Am. Hist.: Payton, 141]
See: Fire
References in periodicals archive ?
3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- In recognition of Fire Prevention Week (October 9-15), First Alert is offering its Facebook fans the chance to "escape" to the place where it all began - Chicago, home to First Alert and site of the 1871 Great Chicago Fire, the impetus behind the national observation.