great Chicago fire

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Great Fire, Chicago, Ill., 1871 -- Juvenile literature, Fires -- Illinois -- Chicago -- History -- 19th century -- Juvenile literature, Chicago (Ill.) -- History -- to 1875 -- Juvenile liter
StatementLisa L. Owens.
GenreJuvenile literature.
SeriesEssential events
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LC ClassificationsF548.42 .O96 2007
The Physical Object
Paginationp. cm.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL17855985M
ISBN 139781599288512
LC Control Number2007012007

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All Votes Add Books To This List. This book consists of eyewitness accounts by persons caught in the Chicago Fire of and rare photos and drawings. It is easy to read and really takes you inside the moment so that you can see, hear, feel with all senses the event.

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The illustrations are wonderful, and I think it is overall pretty engaging (I think for reluctant readers /5. His families arrival coincides with the great fire of Chicago. Reportedly the fire began in a barn when a cow kicked a milk can. This book places Oscar lost from his family.

Surrounded by fire and huge burning conflagrations, Oscar wonders if he will ever get out and live to tell the tale/5. This was a good, short book on the Great Chicago fire of Murphy describes the area, construction, & weather leading up to the disaster.

While he uses many personal accounts, newspaper articles, & historical references, he follows 4 disparate people who lived through the fire/5. But it tells the story of a terrible tragedy—the Great Chicago Fire of InChicago was a rich and thriving city. Soon it might even pass New York as the most important city in the United States.

Chicago leaders knew that fire was one of the main risks to a large city. So they had planned ahead. They had a top firefighting force with modern equipment. No matter how big a fire /5(35). "Mrs. O'Leary and her cows had nothing to do with it," says Richard F. Bales, author of the book The Great Chicago Fire and the Myth of Mrs.

O'Leary's Cow. The Great Chicago Fire was a conflagration that burned in the American city of Chicago during October 8–10, The fire killed approximately people, destroyed roughly square miles (9 km 2) of the city, and left more thanresidents homeless.

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The fire began in. Based around the Great Chicago Fire ofit aims to tell stories from both in and around that particular event, relaying them from the moment the fire started.

Using different theories from the moment the spark itself ignited, she incorporates stories of romance and drama, all using that single spark as the singular focal point. Found this to be an excellent retelling of 'The Great Calamity' as the Great Chicago Fire was called back in the day.

Offers a street by street description of how the insatiable fire travelled from the West Side, jumping two rivers due to a strong prairie wind, to the South Side and finally the North.

Description: In OctoberChicago experienced the great fire. Some books show the date of in the presenting pages which misleads readers to believe is the year of the first edition of the book.

That was actually the year entered according to the act of Rating: % positive. But it tells the story of a terrible tragedy—the Great Chicago Fire of InChicago was a rich and thriving city. Soon it might even pass New York as the most important city in the United States.

Chicago leaders knew that fire was one of the main risks to a large city. So they had planned ahead. They had a top firefighting force with modern equipment. No matter how big a fire /5(36). The Chicago Waterworks burned down, making it impossible to fight the fire.

Finally after two days, Mother Nature took over, with rain smothering the flames. This overview of a stupendous disaster not only covers the fire but explores the whole history of fire fighting. Show : Penguin Young Readers Group.

The Great Chicago Fire began on the night of October 8, in or around a barn located on the property of Patrick and Catherine O’Leary at DeKoven Street on the city’s southwest side. The Great Chicago Fire of The Story of the Blaze That Destroyed the Midwest’s Largest City.

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Lauren Tarshis's New York Times bestselling I Survived series tells stories of young people and their resilience and strength in the midst of unimaginable disasters. Lauren has brought her signature warmth and exhaustive research to topics such as the September 11 attacks, the destruction of Pompeii, Hurricane Katrina, and the bombing of Pearl Harbor, among others.

History Comics: The Great Chicago Fire: Rising from the Ashes book. In History Comics: The Great Chicago Fire, writer Kate Hannigan and illustrator Alex Graudins tell the true story of how a city rose up from one of the worst catastrophes in American history, and how this disaster forever changed how homes, buildings, and communities are constructed.

A deadly blaze engulfs Chicago for two. The fire burned approximately 1, acres (, ha) and is the deadliest wildfire in recorded history, with the number of deaths estimated between 1, and 2, Occurring on the same day as the more famous Great Chicago Fire, the Peshtigo fire has been largely forgotten, even though it.

The Great Chicago Fire & the Web of Memory also contains a Touring the Fire section that revisits the history of fifty-four different sites in Chicago today, called Landmarks, that have a connection to the fire. Individual Landmarks are organized into tours that are arranged geographically.

In addition, there is an Timeline that recalls. Two young eyewitnesses link watershed events in Chicago’s history: its massive fire in and the Columbian Exposition in Separated from their parents, Franny and John Patrick Fitzgerald flee amid panic-stricken crowds—and also witness flaring prejudice against the city’s Irish immigrants—as the fire destroys one neighborhood after : Kate Hannigan.

The Great Fire of was one of the most colossal disasters in American history. Overnight, the flourishing city of Chicago was transformed into a smoldering wasteland.

The damage was so profound that few people believed the city could ever rise all began one Sunday evening when a small fire broke out inside the O'Learys' barn. The Great Chicago Fire destroyed a major American city, making it one of the most destructive disasters of the 19th century.

A Sunday night blaze in a barn quickly spread, and for approximately 30 hours the flames roared through Chicago, consuming hastily constructed neighborhoods of immigrant housing as well as the city's business district.

Great Chicago Fire, also called Chicago fire ofconflagration that began on October 8,and burned until early Octo devastating an expansive swath of the city of Chicago.

Great Chicago Fire Chicago in Flames, lithograph by Currier & Ives. Library of. Buy a cheap copy of The Great Chicago Fire book. Definitive treatment of fire — one of the greatest disasters in American history — includes eyewitness accounts and before-and-after illustrations.

70 Free shipping over $ In graphic novel format, tells the story of the fire that destroyed much of Chicago, Illinois, examining its causes, the resulting devastation, and its aftermath.

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction. The Great Chicago Fire of raged for more than 24 hours, obliterating the downtown and sparking a mass exodus to the prairies and lake.

The flames grew so hot that they melted iron and marble, and the twisting winds tore the roofs off houses. This book discusses the great fires of Chicago, including the Great Chicago Fire ofwhich is featured on pages and referenced throughout the book.

The Great Fire by Jim Murphy Call Number: THC45 The Chicago Waterworks burned down, making it impossible to fight the fire.

Finally after two days, Mother Nature took over, with rain smothering the flames. This overview of a stupendous disaster not only covers the fire but explores the whole history of fire fighting.

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In a national contest, readers voted and decided that the next I SURVIVED topic will be the Great Chicago Fire, !. The Great Chicago Fire Trilogy book series by Susan Wiggs includes books The Hostage, The Mistress, and The Firebrand. See the complete Great Chicago Fire Trilogy series book list in order, box sets or omnibus editions, and companion titles.

Lauren Tarshis’s eleventh book in her popular I Survived Series tackles the Great Chicago Fire of Eleven-year old Oscar lived in Castle, Minnesota with his father and mother.

After his father died in a blizzard, Oscar became the ‘man of the house’ looking after the farm.The Great Chicago Fire was one of the worst disasters in U.S. history.

The fire began on October 8, and burned for two days until October 10th. Much of the city was destroyed in the fire. Chicago in Flames -- The Rush for Lives Over Randolph Street Bridge. by John R. Chapin.