1871: the year of the great fires

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The Chicago and Peshtigo fires are burned into the pages of history

  • Looking to the Past
    Looking to the Past
    In 1922 the National Fire Protection Association named the second week of October as Fire Prevention Week in remembrance of the Great Chicago Fire. Later, October was designated Fire Prevention Month.     While the Great Chicago Fire continues to receive considerable attention (Mrs. O’Leary and her cow did not start the fire), it was not the only great fire that roared out of control the…

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