The Great Fire
by Caleb Cox
It was 1871 Oct. 8 the Great Chicago Fire just broke out! What is even more sad is that the same night an even deadlier fire broke out in Peshtigo. Over 1200 people were killed.
How It’s Made
Where It All Began
Oct. 8 1817 it’s 9:00 p.m. on Dekoven Street house one hundred thirty seven on the south side of the city. A cow had knocked over an oil lamp, and the barn caught fire! The whole city caught in under two hours, but it burned for twenty four.
What About The People
populated the city. What helped is that on the last day of the fire a huge rain storm helped put out the Great Chicago Fire.
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