This Day in History Entry #296

October 8th, 2014 by Wordsman

The whole region was suff’ring from drought
And a strong southwest wind was about
All around the great lake
Did the flames start to take
A cow did it? There may be some doubt

Event: The Great Chicago Fire (along with several other significant fires around Lake Michigan) begins
Year: 1871
Learn more: Great Chicago Fire
Peshtigo Fire
Great Michigan Fire

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  1. A Fan Says:

    Maybe all three fires were caused by cows. Or one very mobile cow?

  2. Wordsman Says:

    I’m a fan (haha!) of the one very mobile cow theory.

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