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The great fire of Chicago and its causes

G. P. Randall

The great fire of Chicago and its causes

what and what are not fire-proof buildings ...

by G. P. Randall

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Published by [s.n.] in Chicago .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Microfilm. New Haven, Conn. : Research Publications, 1973. On 1 microfilm reel with other titles ; 35 mm. (American architectural books ; reel 74, no. 968).

Statementby G.P. Randall.
SeriesAmerican architectural books ;, reel 74, no. 968.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsMicrofilm 69000 (N)
The Physical Object
FormatMicroform
Pagination16 p.
Number of Pages16
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL2786360M
LC Control Number83212445

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The foregoing postulation has been bounced around since — and most often rejected. There is a scientific basis for the theory, however. Scientists speculate fragments from Biela’s Comet could have ignited the Great Fire in Chicago as well as killing 2, people and devastating four million acres of farm and prairie land. Pre-fire Chicago. The Great Fire Review-Kowskie. STUDY. Flashcards. Learn. Write. Spell. Test. PLAY. Match. Gravity. Created by. readingbeadle6. Review for your great fire quiz right here! Terms in this set (17) When did the great fire of Chicago start? October 8, Where was the origin (start) of the fire? Causes and Effects of the Great Chicago Fire 9.

  Thanks for a great article. The local PBS station in Chicago, WTTW, is really good about presenting materials that are related to the local history, but I’ve missed seeing anything they may have presented on this topic. What is part of the great aftermath of the Chicago fire is the Chicago architecture, and Chicago is still trying to out do.   As the Museum of London prepares to mark the th anniversary of the Great Fire of London, BBC News looks at its lasting impact on the capital.


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