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 presumably her cow as well, were real, the story was published because it simply made a good story. This is one of many examples of the Yellow Journalism of the period, and apparently, Mrs. O'Leary spent the rest of her days unhappily in the public eye, blamed for the huge fire until the end of her life.
the Chicago fire
Chicago Union Stock Yards fire happened in 1910.
The cause of the Great Chicago Fire remains unknown, but is was not started by Catherine O'Leary's cow.
In October of 1871.
the great Chicago fire was first started on a Sunday evening between 9 and 10 on october 8 1871.
The cause of the fire remains unknown, but it was not Catherine O'Leary's cow.
The Chicago Fire is a Major League Soccer club in Chicago.
It was the biggest fire in the history of Chicago history. The same day was the Peshtigo Fire, which that is in Wisconsin.
It came from the great Chicago fire of 1871
The Chicago fire was started on october 8,187. 3<<
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The Chicago Fire spread a third of the town
The cause of the Great Chicago Fire remains unknown.
The Great Chicago Fire occurred in October of 1871.
No. The Great Chicago Fire caused the need for the city to rebuild.
The water turned it off. ((GREAT CHICAGO FIRE))
The Tuesday morning rain put out the Chicago fire.
The Great Chicago Fire was October 8th to 10th, 1871.
The Chicago Fire started on October 8, 1871.
The origin of the Great Chicago Fire of 1871 remains unknown.
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The Chicago Fire plays at Toyota Park in Bridgeview.
Chicago rebuilt after the fire into a world class city.
It is called The Great Chicago Fire.