The Great Chicago Fire of 1871

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The Great Chicago Fire of 1871 The Great Chicago Fire of 1871 was one of the largest disasters in American history. Practically overnight the great city of Chicago was destroyed. Before the fire there was a large drought causing everything to be dry and flammable, then a fire broke out in the O’Leary’s barn and spread throughout the city. Many attempts were made to put out the fire but there were too many errors and …

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…known that the fire could have been stopped had their not been so many careless mistakes and errors. As a result of the fire, Chicago was rebuilt and is once again a great city. ------------------------------------------------------------------------ **Bibliography** Bibliography Books 1. The Great Fire, by: Jim Murphy. Copyright 1995. Scholastic Inc. Publishing. New York, NY. 2. A Short History of Chicago, by Robert Cromie. Copyright 1984. Lexikos Publishing. San Francisco, CA. Internet 3. Chicago Fire 1871. Http://