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    Flames everywhere, ashes everywhere, it the Great Chicago Fire. Some people believe that a Mrs. O'Leary started the Great Chicago Fire. But what really happened is a man named Louis M. Cohn started the Great Chicago Fire. He was known as the gambler. He gambled a lot in the O'Leary barn with the O'Leary boy and he was only 18 years old. He was in the O'Leary barn with some of his friend he alway play the illegal dice game with the few boys. Louis M. Cohn started the Great Chicago fire.He was shooting craps “dice game” which is illegal. That when everything went wrong to Louis and and his other friends playing the dice game.He snuck out of the house/cottage and got along with some friends of his and were playing a illegal dice game and…

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    There are many fires around Chicago, but one of the most popular fire is THE CHICAGO FIRE is the biggest fire in Chicago. They say that the fire started at the o'Learys barn but who did it actually . Luis M Cohn was a heavy drinker and gambler. He gambled with the o learys sons. He turned over $35,000 to a school to say that the O'Learys was a fake. The O'learys had a son that was a part of the cause of the fire. To this day scientists don't know what cause the fire but they know that it…

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    On October 8th, 1871, the Great Chicago Fire began. It burned down homes, killed hundreds, and demolished buildings. $200 million worth of buildings were destroyed. It is rumored that the fire was started by Catherine O’Leary’s cow who knocked over a lighted lantern. Chicago didn’t stand a chance against the fire. Barely any rain had fallen in months. Buildings, sidewalks, and roads were made of wood. Because of the dry weather, everything made of wood was dry and acted as excellent fuel to the…

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    THE GREAT CHICAGO FIRE OF 1871 Chicago was a booming community with some of the finest and most modern building in the country, 59,500 buildings to be exact. Although some of those building were built from stone or brick and proclaimed fireproof. “Chicago was, in fact, a city of wood… The nearby forests of Michigan and Wisconsin made that material both inexpensive and easily obtainable.” Around two- thirds of Chicago’s building and houses were made of flammable wood. On October 8, 1871 a…

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    The Great Chicago Fire “The blaze spread through Chicago from Sunday night until early Tuesday morning” (Owens 7). Even the rumors were like wildfire fiercely going threw out the town. Before the Chicago fire, life in Chicago was nice and simple, but after everything was in flames. ”At the time of the fire, Chicago's population was approximately 324,000; within nine years, there were some 500,000 Chicagoans. By 1890, the city was a major economic and transportation hub with an estimated…

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    The beautiful streets in Chicago were once burning buildings and smoke, the waters were once bridges leading on the flames, but what does Chicago look like now? The Great Chicago Fire was a devastating event. The fire left many areas in ashes, but now they have rebuilt their city into a modern town with many skyscrapers and monuments. Chicago's architecture has transformed the town because they have fixed the construction issues flaws of 1871, Chicago was built from ashes and now plays an…

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    The Grate Chicago Fire The Great Chicago Fire started on October 10 1871 around a barn at 137 Dekoven street. “The Chicago water tower and plumbing station at Michigan and Chicago avenues are among the few buildings to have survived the fire”. everything burned down because the city was mostly built of wood. The damage was so bad that it killed 300 people and the damage coasted 2 million to repair the city. Some of the theories were everything burned down because the city was mostly…

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    CLAIM: we still don't know who started the great Chicago fire started Reason 1: the great Chicago fire did not start by Mrs. O’leary’s cow. It all started with chon and Mrs O'leary's son because the kids were supposed to be in bed but they got out in bed and they started playing with craps and if they were in bed the fire would have never even happened. Evidence: Mrs O'leary's cow did not start the fire. I read on this website and it said that chon and Mrs O’leary’s sons were playing with…

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    The Great Fire Chicago in October 8, 1871, was a city ready to burn like a fireplace and the author Jim Murphy showed enough evidence to show it’s a city ready to burn. Also in the book you could see the fire from miles,but they didn’t think it was something to worry about. In the book he tells you most of the city was made of wood. Such as “houses, roads, sidewalks, and even companies because they didn’t have enough money to make it out of stone”. There was only a few fireproof buildings in…

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    You may think that mrs. O'Leary’s cow started the great Chicago fire. You may think it was pegleg Sullivan, but have you ever considered natural causes. Take a moment and think about it— ok that's enough thinking. There was a drought fires started nearly every day. Interested then keep reading for facts about the cause of the Chicago fire. •_• So the reason I think the Chicago fire was started by nature caused ,all the other theories have so many flaws to many. How could a man with a peg leg…

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