Tuesday, September 05, 2006

The Chicago Fire

"Mrs. O'Leary's Cow" was not the cause of the Great Chicago Fire of 1871. She had a whole barn full of cattle - but none were the culprit. In 1893, reporter Michael Ahern admitted to making the whole thing up for a juicier story. Source: Chicago Cultural Center
For stories and statistics regarding the fire, visit the Chicago History Museum .
History has had many other devasting fires which can be viewed at Fire Extinguisher 101.

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