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Chicago Stories

11 Objects that Survived the Fire

Explore some of the objects that survived the Great Chicago Fire.

11 Objects that Survived the Fire

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Chicago Stories

Chicago's Fatal Flaws

Chicago’s rapid growth is part of what made it so vulnerable to fire.

Chicago's Fatal Flaws

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Chicago Stories

Chicagoans Fight the Flames

Chicagoans do what they can to save their homes, their possessions, and their lives.

Chicagoans Fight the Flames

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Chicago Stories

A Blaze Out of Control

The Great Chicago Fire quickly burns out of control.

A Blaze Out of Control

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Chicago Stories

Fleeing the Flames

After hours of battling the fire, many Chicagoans see that there is no hope.

Fleeing the Flames

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Chicago Stories

The Aftermath of the Fire

After rain helps to extinguish the flames, Chicagoans take in the destruction.

The Aftermath of the Fire

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Chicago Stories

A City of Have and Have Nots

There was a stark contrast between how Chicago’s wealthy and its working poor lived.

A City of Have and Have Nots

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Chicago Stories

The Great Chicago Fire: Introduction by Sandra Cordova Micek

Sandra Cordova Micek provides an introduction to The Great Chicago Fire.

The Great Chicago Fire: Introduction by Sandra Cordova Micek

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Chicago Stories

Investigating the Cause of the Fire

An official inquiry finds that Catherine O’Leary was not at fault for the fire.

Investigating the Cause of the Fire

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Chicago Stories

The Myth of Mrs. O'Leary

The myth of Catherine O’Leary and her cow becomes widespread.

The Myth of Mrs. O'Leary

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Chicago Stories

Rebuilding the City

After the Great Chicago Fire, the city quickly rebuilds.

Rebuilding the City

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Chicago Stories

11 Buildings that Survived the Fire

Explore some of the buildings that survived the Great Chicago Fire.

11 Buildings that Survived the Fire

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Chicago Stories

The Fire Begins

The Great Chicago Fire begins in Catherine O’Leary’s barn.

The Fire Begins