Great Chicago Fire

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
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Songwriter Amy Lowe and storyteller Megan Wells will recount the story of the Great Chicago Fire of 1871.
However, events such as the 1905 Armstrong Investigation and the Great Chicago Fire of 1871, "which left people unwilling to invest in insurance companies--which they saw as risky businesses," eventually changed that, said Joseph M.
This service included engravings depicting the Great Chicago Fire and Fort Dearborn in Illinois.
The Great Chicago Fire destroyed a I large portion of the city of Chicago in 1871.
While it bears a bright orange colorway that can easily be mistaken for the colors of Rose's new team, the shoe is actually inspired by the Great Chicago Fire of 1871.
In the United States, the Great Chicago Fire of 1871 and the Great Boston Fire of 1872 had similar effects on the insurance industry.
Riots in the wake of the Great Chicago Fire and racial tensions at a boiling point in the summer of 1919 are linked by debates over the placement and boundaries of working-class white and black neighborhoods.
In late 1870 or early 1871, Ward--then based in Chicago - purchased a line of goods to sell, but his entire inventory was destroyed by the Great Chicago Fire in October 1871.
which started in 1855 as the first utility in Chicago and helped the city rebuild after the Great Chicago Fire in 1871, has pretty much reached a saturation point.
After a rough start -- the great Chicago fire wiped out his initial inventory of goods -- he began a long and successful run.
So it's perhaps fitting that Redmoon Theater's ambitious Great Chicago Fire Festival, slated this Oct.