The Great Chicago Fire Cause

By Carson Hunter Ashton

We think the cow kicked over the lantern to start the great fire of 1871. In the text it said " The Chicago Evening Journal of October 9, 1871, claimed that the fire was caused by "a cow kicking over a lamp in a stable in which a woman was milking." Another piece of evidence is "A Warning to All Who Use Kerosene Lamps: Never forget that more lives have been lost, and more comfortable homes burned up by a Careless Use of this light than any other ever introduced into common use." Are last piece of evidence is "the fire broke out on the corner of DeKoven and Twelfth streets, at about 9 o'clock on Sunday evening, being caused by a cow kicking over a lamp in a stable in which a woman was milking."We used   http://www.thechicagofire.com/index.php. This is why we think the cow started The Great Fire of 1871.

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