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A category to waymark famous fires throughout history. From the White House to The Cocoanut Grove Disco.
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Image for Our Lady of the Angels School Fire December 1, 1958 - Chicago, ILview gallery

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Famous FiresOur Lady of the Angels School Fire December 1, 1958 - Chicago, IL

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On Dec 1, 1958, a fire broke out in the basement of Our Lady of the Angels catholic school in Chicago, educational home to approximately 1,600 students in Kindergarten through 8th grade. The result was one of the worst school fires in US history.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member adgorn

location: Illinois

date approved: 7/30/2009

last visited: never

Image for Chicago Fire Academy - memorial of point of origin of the Chicago Fire of 1871view gallery

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Famous FiresChicago Fire Academy - memorial of point of origin of the Chicago Fire of 1871

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The Academy now sits on the grounds where the Great Chicago Fire allegedly began, also marked by a sculpture of flame reaching skyward. In the 1870's, this area used to be densely populated with wooden structures.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member adgorn

location: Illinois

date approved: 7/10/2008

last visited: 6/6/2009

Image for Iroquois Theater Fire 1903 - Chicago, ILview gallery

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Famous FiresIroquois Theater Fire 1903 - Chicago, IL

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A fire in Chicago's Iroquois Theater (now the site of the rebuilt Oriental Theater) on December 30, 1903 resulted in the deaths of 571 persons. Hundreds were injured and another thirty would die from their injuries in the following weeks.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member adgorn

location: Illinois

date approved: 6/3/2009

last visited: 9/14/2013

Image for Mahlon D. Ogden Residence marker - Great Chicago Fire of 1871,Chicago, ILview gallery

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Famous FiresMahlon D. Ogden Residence marker - Great Chicago Fire of 1871,Chicago, IL

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Marker to commemorate the location of a home that survived the Chicago Fire of 1871, now the site of the Newberry Library.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member adgorn

location: Illinois

date approved: 3/18/2010

last visited: never

Image for Relic from Chicago Fire of 1871 - Chicago, ILview gallery

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Famous FiresRelic from Chicago Fire of 1871 - Chicago, IL

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A low, flat molten metal blob located behind the Chicago History Museum, surrounded by bushes.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member adgorn

location: Illinois

date approved: 3/19/2010

last visited: never

Image for Great Chicago Fire - 1871view gallery

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Famous FiresGreat Chicago Fire - 1871

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Was Mrs. O'Leary's cow responsable?

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member 8Nuts MotherGoose

location: Illinois

date approved: 10/2/2007

last visited: 11/25/2017

Image for Relic from Chicago Fire of 1871 - Chicago, ILview gallery

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Famous FiresRelic from Chicago Fire of 1871 - Chicago, IL

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A pile of charred building remnants from the great Chicago Fire of 1871, located near the entrance of Oak Woods Cemetery.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member adgorn

location: Illinois

date approved: 7/9/2010

last visited: never

Image for Crescent City Fire 1970 - Crescent City, ILview gallery

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Famous FiresCrescent City Fire 1970 - Crescent City, IL

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On Father's Day, June 22, 1970, a train derailed in the small town of Crescent City, Illinois. Several tanker cars of propane exploded, destroying most of downtown and many homes. This memorial is beside Hwy 24 and the railroad.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill

location: Illinois

date approved: 7/9/2014

last visited: never

Image for Jasper County Courthouse - Rensselaer, INview gallery

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Famous FiresJasper County Courthouse - Rensselaer, IN

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Jasper County Courthouse has survived bitter villainy and fire.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member rogueblack

location: Indiana

date approved: 3/31/2008

last visited: 1/23/2013

Image for Third Ward Fire - Milwaukee, WIview gallery

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Famous FiresThird Ward Fire - Milwaukee, WI

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The Third Ward of Milwaukee is now a National Historic District. On the evening of October 28, 1892, two fires broke out which killed 4 people, destroyed 215 railroad cars and 440 buildings, and left 1,900 people homeless.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member onfire4jesus

location: Wisconsin

date approved: 8/29/2007

last visited: 1/6/2014

Image for Stadt Opera House - Milwaukee, WIview gallery

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Famous FiresStadt Opera House - Milwaukee, WI

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Multiple fires at this now historic landmark.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ODragon

location: Wisconsin

date approved: 10/2/2009

last visited: 8/12/2017

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