Causes Of The Fire In Chicago, Illinois

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Chicago, Illinois is the largest city in the American mid-west. Founded in 1830 and established into a water transit hub, it evolved quickly to become an industrial metropolis processing and transporting raw materials of its vast hinterland.
Chicago got its name from a Miami Indian word for the wild leeks that lived on the bank of the short Chicago River. Over time all sorts of tribes such as the Miami, Saux, Fox and Pottawatomie 's all lived in that area.
The Republican National Convention was held in Chicago in 1860, Illinois legislator Abraham Lincoln won the nomination.
On October 8th, 1871 a huge fire destroyed 1/3 of Chicago and left at least about 100,000 homeless. The cause of the fire still remains unknown, but what helped fuel the
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