By: The Illustrated London News
Date: 1871 (dated) London
Dimensions: 9.5 x 14 inches
This is an original antique print from the Illustrated London News dated October 21, 1871. The Great Chicago fire is claimed to have started at about 9 p.m. on October 8, in or around a small barn belonging to the O'Leary family. The most popular tale is of the O'Leary's cow kicking over the lantern which turned a small barn fire into a conflagration.
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