Great Chicago Fire(redirected from 1871 Great Chicago Fire)
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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]
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