The Great Chicago Fire: Rising From the Ashes - Virtual Program

Event Type: Public Services
Date: 10/7/2021
Start Time: 6:30 PM
 The Great Chicago Fire burned through the city October 8-10, 1871, killing 300 people and leaving more than 100,000 residents homeless. As raindrops finally doused the flames and city leaders assessed the damage, the shock of tragedy was replaced by the resolve to rebuild. The Chicago Tribune echoed the sentiment of most when it proclaimed in its first post-fire issue: "CHICAGO SHALL RISE AGAIN."

In this program, history enthusiast Dave Clark will look at the causes of the fire, how Chicago re-invented itself in the aftermath, and how the city would rebuild and rise from the ashes.
Presenter: Dave Clark
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