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Chicago Fire - Detail of Burnt District

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As a raging fire spread throughout Chicago, creating a burnt-out area between 5-7 miles in length and averaging over a mile in width, one business after another succumbed to the flames.

This map contains the details of the burned area

Click on the image for much-closer view.

 


Media Credits

Page from The Doomed City! Chicago During an Appalling Ordeal! : The Fire Demon's Carnival : The Conflagrations in the West, South and North divisions : Graphic Sketches from the Scene of the Disaster, published by the Michigan News Company (1871).  Online, courtesy Archive.org.

 

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