I Survived The Great Chicago Fire 1871

Author: Lauren Tarshis
Publisher: Scholastic Incorporated
ISBN: 9780545658461
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Originally not wanting to come to Chicago, young Oscar Starling finds himself not only in the middle of the city, but trying to survive when the town is ablaze.

I Survived

Author: Lauren Tarshis
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The Great Chicago Fire Of 1871

Author: Christy Marx
Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780823944873
Size: 49.60 MB
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Describes the 1871 fire that destroyed much of Chicago, Illinois, examining its causes, the resulting devastation, and its aftermath.

The Great Chicago Fire

Author: Michael Regan
Publisher: Lerner Publications
ISBN: 1512411302
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On October 8, 1871, a fierce fire broke out in the bustling city of Chicago. Jumping rivers and burning miles of buildings and homes, the flames raged for more than two days. More than a hundred people died, and thousands were left homeless. Could the city have prevented this blaze? To understand the impact of a disaster, you must understand its causes. How did Chicago's building methods add fuel to the fire? How did human error delay help when the fire broke out? Investigate the disaster from a cause-and-effect perspective and find out!

What Was The Great Chicago Fire

Author: Janet B. Pascal
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0399541586
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Did the Great Chicago Fire really start after a cow kicked over a lantern in a barn? Find out the truth in this addition to the What Was? series. On Sunday, October 8, 1871, a fire started on the south side of Chicago. A long drought made the neighborhood go up in flames. And practically everything that could go wrong did. Firemen first went to the wrong location. Fierce winds helped the blaze jump the Chicago River twice. The Chicago Waterworks burned down, making it impossible to fight the fire. Finally after two days, Mother Nature took over, with rain smothering the flames. This overview of a stupendous disaster not only covers the fire but explores the whole history of fire fighting.

The Great Chicago Fire

Author: Steven Otfinoski
Publisher: Capstone
ISBN: 1515779629
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Presents information about the Great Chicago Fire of 1871, compiled by Chicago Historical Society in Illinois. Describes the fire, which lasted from October 8th through the 10th. Notes the destructive results of the fire.


Author: Kathleen Duey
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1442490543
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In the midst of the Chicago fire of 1871, Nate is desperate to get back to his great aunt's boarding house, but finds himself responsible for the safety of Julie, who is also separated from her family.

The Great Chicago Fire And The Myth Of Mrs O Leary S Cow

Author: Richard F. Bales
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 1476604762
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The Great Chicago Fire of 1871 swallowed up more than three square miles in two days, leaving thousands homeless and 300 dead. Throughout history, the fire has been attributed to Mrs. O'Leary, an immigrant Irish milkmaid, and her cow. On one level, the tale of Mrs. O'Leary's cow is merely the quintessential urban legend. But the story also represents a means by which the upper classes of Chicago could blame the fire's chaos on a member of the working poor. Although that fire destroyed the official county documents, some land tract records were saved. Using this and other primary source information, Richard F. Bales created a scale drawing that reconstructed the O'Leary neighborhood. Next he turned to the transcripts--more than 1,100 handwritten pages--from an investigation conducted by the Board of Police and Fire Commissioners, which interviewed 50 people over the course of 12 days. The board's final report, published in the Chicago newspapers on December 12, 1871, indicates that commissioners were unable to determine the cause of the fire. And yet, by analyzing the 50 witnesses' testimonies, the author concludes that the commissioners could have determined the cause of the fire had they desired to do so. Being more concerned with saving their own reputation from post-fire reports of incompetence, drunkenness and bribery, the commissioners failed to press forward for an answer. The author has uncovered solid evidence as to what really caused the Great Chicago Fire.

The Great Chicago Fire

Author: Marc Tyler Nobleman
Publisher: Capstone
ISBN: 9780756512637
Size: 38.82 MB
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Discusses the 1871 Chicago fire, its causes, the devastation it caused, and the aftermath.