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Great Chicago Fire of 1871

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  1. Citywide catastrophe rumored to have been started by the "O'Leary cow." As legend goes, the O'Leary cow kicked over a lantern in the O'Leary farm which started to spread throughout the city. Every building in the city, which was made out of wood then, was either damaged or destroyed with the exception of the Water Tower which stands to this day. Posted by: RCBooba on Apr 10, 2008 (0) (0)
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