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Great Fire of 1871 - O'Leary Home

Great Fire of 1871 - O'Leary Home American History Disasters Famous Historical Events Social Studies Tragedies and Triumphs Nineteenth Century Life

Patrick and Catherine O'Leary lived in this house on October 8, 1871 - the day Chicago's "Great Fire" started.  Their home survived the fire (but their barn and their cow - named "Daisy" - did not).

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Media Credits

Stereograph by J. H. Abbott, of the O'Leary home, online courtesy Chicago Historical Society.

 

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