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Meteorite - Linked to the Great Fire?

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No one really knows how (or why) the Great Chicago Fire of 1871 started.  Among the many theories, about what might have happened, is speculation that a meteor shower - caused by a disintegrating comet - may have ignited extremely dry materials in the drought-stricken Midwest.

This photograph depicts a meteorite which was allegedly found along the Michigan shore of Lake Huron. Did it have anything to do with all the fires which erupted on, or about, October 8-9, 1871?  Who can say for sure?


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Photograph of meteorite, allegedly found along the shore of Lake Huron, online courtesy Wikimedia Commons.

 

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