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Cyclonic Winds - Chicago's Great Fire of 1871

Cyclonic Winds - Chicago's Great Fire of 1871 American History STEM Nineteenth Century Life Tragedies and Triumphs

The Great Fire which devastated Chicago, in the early fall of 1871, was aided by very strong winds.

Called "the windy city" for many years, Chicago often has strong winds sweeping in from Lake Michigan.  However, the wind velocity during the fire - as depicted in this map - was much stronger than usual.


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Map of wind velocity, during the Great Fire of 1871, online courtesy Chicago Historical Society.

 

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