The Great Chicago Fire started on the evening of Sunday, October 8, 1871. Rumors started almost immediately that the fire was caused by Mrs. O’Leary’s cow kicking over a lantern left in the barn, but what really happened? Marjorie’s exploring some common questions about the Great Chicago Fire, how it started, how it impacted Chicago, and how it impacted our institution in this special Great Chicago Fire episode of Curious By Nature!
Curious By Nature host Marjorie recently made an amazing discovery! She found her great-great-grandfather’s account of the Great Chicago Fire. Click here to read an excerpt.