10 October 1871 | The Great Fire of Chicago burns out


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THE GREAT FIRE OF CHICAGO BURNS THE WINDY CITY

10 OCTOBER 1871

After blazing for a day and a half, the Great Fire of Chicago reduces 3.3 square miles of the Windy City to cinders. Up to 300 people are killed and 100,000 made homeless. Many of the city’s buildings were wooden, providing ready fuel for the intense conflagration.

 

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