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The Great Chicago fire burned across the city for two days, October 8th to October 10th, 1871. It destroyed over 3 square miles of the city and killed hundreds of people.
Frances, Please see the list of victims of the 1871 Great Chicago Fire - Chicago Tribune Oct.11, 12, 13, 14, 17, 18 & 20, 1871 at: http://users.anet.com/~flannery/fire.html . I wish that the answer above would help, but when you type in the shown link, all the browsers list this as a "forbidde…
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A Feminist Newspaper called "The Revolution" written shortly after the Chicago Fire of 1871, read as follows: "Mrs. Leary denies that her cow kicked over the lamp that set fire to the straw that burned the stable that caused the destruction of half of Chicago. Which is rendered exceedingly probable …
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Downtown Chicago: History: The Great Chicago Fire Of 1871  Real Answer:The real answer is that the fire started in the barn of Mrs. O'Leary, but the Chicago fire was NOT, let me repeat myself, NOT started by the cow. There is no evidence the cow knocked over the lantern, therefore, there is no…
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The Great Chicago Fire burned from Sunday October 8, to early Tuesday, October 10, 1871.
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Any picture of the water tower exhibits something remaining from the Chicago fire. Also, check out: http://www.chicagohs.org/fire/intro/
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No one really knows what started the fire but one theory is that one of the cows in the barn kicked a lantern over and that started the fire but some people think something else started the fire.
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The Great Fire of London started in a baker's shop in Pudding Lane in September 1666 and burned for five days. It destroyed 13,200 houses, 87 churches, 1 cathedral and left 70,000 people homeless. The Great Fire of Chicago is thought to have started when a cow tipped over a lantern.
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The origin of the Great Chicago Fire of 1871 remains unknown.
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They built new buildings, especially "skyscrapers" which were invented in Chicago
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There are lots of legends about how it got started. The most popular one is Mrs.O'Leary cow kicked over the lantern and got on the hay. Mrs.O'Leary claims that she had no lantern in the barn that night
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they believe that the cow kicked over a lantern but their not sure that is just a theory
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Near the O'Leary barn in the alley behind 137 DeKoven Street, but it was not started by a cow kicking over a lantern.
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By Mother Nature with a change of wind direction and a drizzle.
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After the fire, the people of Chicago started a frantic rebuilding process. The city grew so fast that space became very limited. An architect named William Le Baron Jenney then came up with the idea to "build upwards instead of outwards". He designed the first skyscraper- the Home Insurance Buildin…
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October 8 through 10 1871
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One of the conflicts about the Great Fire of Chicago was the debate about what caused the fire. One reason the fire spread so quickly and so far was because a lot of the buildings were made out of wood. A compromise made after the fire was that many of the building that were rebuilt were not made ou…
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No one really knows who started the fire,but i heard that mrs.ol'eary started it by lighting a lantern & a cow knocked it over.
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The Great Chicago Fire burned down about four square miles of the city killing hundreds. It burned from October 8th to October 10th, 1871.
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Estimate range from 200 to 300, but only 125 bodies were recovered.
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Estimate range from 200 to 300 but only 125 bodies were recovered.
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The origin of the fire remains unknown, but the story about the O'Leary cow kicking over a lantern has been discounted.
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Check out this site: http://www.chicagohs.org/fire
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Check out this site: http:/www.chicagohs.org/fire Try making this a link or give a little better answer .
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Check out: http://www.chicagohs.org/fire/intro/
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It was a major disaster, but only claimed between 200 and 300 lives (125 bodies were recovered).The accepted estimate is between 200 and 300 persons.
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Many of the soccer balls would be worth a price close to $100. The exact amount will depend upon its condition.
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october 8 1871
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The Cubs were not founded until 1876, so they didn't miss any seasons due to the Great Chicago Fire.
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From 8 to 10 October 1871.
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Sunday, October 8, to early Tuesday, October 10, 1871
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The true cause of the Great Chicago Fire of 1871 is not known. Folklore of the time said the fire was started in the barn of Mrs. Patrick O'Leary when her cow kicked over a lantern. A reporter, Michael Ahern, first reported this, however recanted his statement about Mrs. O'Leary's cow being the caus…
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Nobody knows for sure the answer to this question. The fire began in or near a barn on DeKoven St. belonging to Mrs. Catherine O'Leary. There is a colorful legend that persists to this day, that the fire was started by a cow, belonging to Mrs. O'Leary, kicking over a lantern. While Mrs. O'Leary, and…
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Ulysses S. Grant was the President of the United States in 1871.
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I only have six facts: 1people went to Lincoln park to escape the fire,2 the main building that was not burned was a water tower,3 the water tower did'NT burn because it was made of lime stone,4 the water tower is still standing at Chicago and people jumped over a river to escape the fire but the fi…
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A human resource lady told me they went through the first 1000 in '07 and are working on the next 1000 in '08 That lady is the one pulling the numners that were supposed to be a call nunber a number to identify you not your call number. Its really sad that even if through a mircale your called by t…
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Some careless person with fire, probably accidentally started the fire in a city that was mainly built of wood. It was not Mrs. O'Leary's cow kicking over a lantern while Mrs. O'Leary milked her, because the fire started in the middle of the night, and no one milks a cow in the middle of the night. …
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there were about 150 people injured in the fire of 1871
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In October of 1871.
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It came from the great Chicago fire of 1871
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About 30 hoursFrom Sunday night to Tuesday morning.
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The cause of the Great Chicago Fire remains unknown.
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The Chicago fire was started on october 8,187. 3<<
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It depends on what you mean by "recover." In some ways it was vastly better than before the fire within 2-3 years. It was probably closer to 10 years before the vast majority of lots were rebuilt, though.
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Between 200 and 300.
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The water turned it off. ((GREAT CHICAGO FIRE))
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It burned from Sunday 8 October to Tuesday 10 Octoober 18871.
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About 17,500 buildings were destroyed and 90,000 people were homeless.
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87 people died in the great fire of chicago
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In 1871.
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you can go and ask them i am sure they will anwser
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Chicago fire academy in chicagofirejuniors.com
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It gave it a chance at almost instant urban renewal.
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The Urban Legend blames it on a lantern being kicked over by Mrs. O'Leary's cow.That remains a mystery, but Catherine O'Leary's cow was not guilty. That was a bit of creative writing which the reporter added as good copy.
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Louis Sullivan is responsible for the rebuilding of Chicago. His works can be found in many different cities, including St. Louis and New York.
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Betsey wierd name isn't it?
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Most of Chicago had to be rebuilt because of it.
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558 West DeKoven Street. now the site of the Chicago Fire Academy p.s. the cow was framed. Peg Leg O'Sullivan did it.
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the great Chicago fire was first started on a Sunday evening between 9 and 10 on october 8 1871.
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They say that a cow kicked a lantern in a barn owned by Patrick and Catherine O'Leary on 138 DeKoven Street on October 8, 1871 around 9:00 p.m.
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Its value is as much as ones love for Chicago
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october 8,1871,right after 9'oclock
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It began on Sunday 8 October 1871 and was put out on Tuesday 10 October 1871.
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The Great Chicago fire was one of the U.S.A's largest disasters. It killed hundreds, and destroyed about four square miles of Chicago.
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the fire took place in chicago i love the wanted
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The great fire of Chicago started at about 9 p.m. on Sunday, October 8 and burned from Sunday, October 8, to early Tuesday, October 10, 1871. The fire started in the barn of of Mr. and Mrs. Patrick and Catherine O'Leary. It has always been believed that her cow kicked over a lantern, but that has b…
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yes. Specifically, the Chicago Watertower
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The cause of the Great Chicago Fire is unknown.
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when human resources finishes going through the 2006 test. Probably going to be a couple years
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At least 800 people or over lived. I think.,,,,,,,,,
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it ended october 10 1871.....
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That remains an unknown, but it was not Catherine O'Leary's cow.
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On Sunday, 8 October 1871.
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The Great Chicago Fire was a conflagaration that burned Sunday October 10, 1871. It killed hundreds and destroyed about four square mile in Chicago,Illinois. On the Municipal Flag of the Chicago, the second star commemorates the fire. People proclaimed that a cow that started the fire. But that isn'…
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The cause of the fire remains an unknown.
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It began on Sunday, 8 October 1871.
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Nobody knows for sure if he DID start the fire, and he has not admitted to it either. He was originally on record as the first person to sound the alarm when the fire started. But later, in court, they decided he couldn't have seen the fire from where he was at the time the fire started.In October 1…
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The cause of the fire remains unknown, but it was not Catherine O'Leary's cow.
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because the chicago fire started in chicago which is in america and because alot of houses burned down and because a cow kicked over a gas lamp....stupid cow :)
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Four US cups and one MLS championship
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About 4 square miles.
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There are a couple of songs about it. The popular children's version... Late one night, when we were all in bed,Old Mother Leary left a lantern in the shed;And when the cow kicked it over, she winked her eye and said,"There'll be a hot time in the old town, tonight." ...is a parody of "A Hot Time in…
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It was the biggest fire in the history of Chicago history. The same day was the Peshtigo Fire, which that is in Wisconsin.
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The Chicago Fire spread a third of the town
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Four square miles of Chicago was destroyed.
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The Great Chicago Fire lasted for two days.From the 8th of October to the 10th of the year 1871.
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The Tribune Tower was started in 1922 and completed in 1925. The Chicago Fire was in 1871. You do the math.
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Among others, there was the O'Leary house near the fire's point of origin, Holy Family Church and the Chicago Water Tower.
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