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  • The Great Chicago Fire In Chicago Illinois

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    THE GREAT CHICAGO FIRE I n October 1871, Chicago Illinois was built on wood. There was dry weather, and wooden buildings which made the city vulnerable to fires. The new city had drawn many people there, to start new work. Then one day a tragic fire struck the city. It’s still a mystery how the fire started, but some people have their own theories. A common legend told is that a cow kicked over a lantern in the O’Leary’s barn. Which started a blaze, and burned out of control because of

  • Boston Fire And Chicago Fire

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    27, 1678 the first fire engine company went into service with its captain Thomas Atkins. In 1736 Benjamin Franklin established the Union Fire Company in Philadelphia. George Washington was a volunteer firefighter in Alexandria, Virginia. Simple fun facts. Since the beginning of America’s independence firefighting has played a huge role in our history Surprisingly, the name Chicago Fire has a plethora of meanings. There is the Chicago Fire American drama series, Chicago Fire professional soccer

  • Chicago Fire : Philadelphia Fire

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    Chicago Fire In October 1871, Chicago was built by wooden and the weather was windy, lanes and walkways made Chicago defenseless against flame. The Great Chicago Fire started on October 8 at night, in or around a horse shelter situated on the property of Patrick and Catherine O 'Leary at 137 DeKoven Street on the city 's southwest side. Legend holds that the fire began when the family 's cow thumped over a lit light; be that as it may, Catherine O 'Leary denied this charge, and the genuine reason

  • Essay On Chicago Fire

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    The Great Chicago Fire: A City in Flames Third Draft Hope Hudson How would someone react if they woke up and their house was covered in flames, or what if the town they lived in was being burnt to the ground? Millions of people have had to deal with the effects of fire. Across America there have been too many fires to count. In the city of Chicago, 1871, thousands of people were affected by a fire. The Great Chicago Fire will always be remembered, one of the worst in history. When society imagines

  • The Great Fire In Chicago

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    A city ready to burn ‘’The Fire that swept through the heart of Chicago began on Sunday night, October 8, 1871. First, The Great Fire would burn for the rest of sunday, all of monday, and into the early hours of Tuesday with little real opposition.’’ They knew the city was already to burn because ⅔ of 59,500 buildings were made out of wood. Barnes contained hay and coal. Tar and wooden shingle. Factories contained flammable materials. The dry conditions, and the grass was really dry. Second

  • Execution Essay: The Chicago Fire

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    The Chicago fire 1 Breeze blew a rain fire on his property. It was cow that caused the fire by kicking a lantern. It burned thousands of houses and people. It killed an estimate of 3000 people and caused an estimated 200 million in damages. 2 The first to reach the fire was a twenty- year- old reporter for the Chicago Evening post named Joseph E. Chamberlin. He'd been gathering information for a story, but the moment he spotted the new fire, he ran to see what was happening. Chamberlin's distaste

  • The Great Chicago Fire

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    On Sunday, October 18, 1871 the largest fire Chicago has ever seen broke out. Hundreds died and thousands of homes were annihilated. Devistation towered over the city, ashes floated gracefully through the air as bodies, houses and cherished items burned. People ran in fear, holding their young, crying for the gone, searching for saftey. Searching for life. Searching for hope. The past few weeks had been hot, dry, and rainless. A drought. Rain had not fallen for three months. Though, despite

  • The Importance Of Fire In Chicago

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    F or such a popular growing city was if fate for a disaster to occur. The great city of Chicago a fast growing city. Chicago's summer and fall in 1871 were unusually dry, with only one-fourth the normal amount of rain falling between July and October. Many of the city's wooden buildings and sidewalks had dried out in the summer's intense heat. Chicago's summer and fall in 1871 were unusually dry, with only one-fourth the normal amount of rain falling between July and October. Many of the city's wooden

  • Factors That Led To The Chicago Fire

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    Chicago Fire: What factors led to the chicago fire and what effects did they have? Did you know that the Chicago Fire burned 3.3 square miles and left more than 100,000 people homeless and killed more than 300 people. The Chicago Fire started on October 8, 1871, by a cow that kicked over a lantern into dry grass and started a barn fire, which spread quickly throughout the city . The firemen had a large effect putting out the Great Chicago Fire. The cow kicked over the lantern and the fire spread

  • Chicago Fire Of 1871 Essay

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    horrific Chicago Fire devastated Chicago, Illinois on October 8, 1871, continuing until October 10, 1871. Hundreds of lives and thousands of homes were claimed by the fire (Duis 435). Many were left without a single possession, causing them to start over on their lives completely. Although for some this would have been bad, for others, it meant a new start for a better life. It gave criminals a chance to clean up their life and go back to their families. The cause of the Chicago Fire of 1871