The summer of 1871 was the time of the year in Chicago where it was very hot and dry making the wooden city vulnerable. Then one day, a fire broke out in Chicago which caused a lot of commotion and terror in the city and more. In this essay, I will talk about how the fire started, how the firefighters handled the fire, and the aftermath of the fire. On the evening of October 8, 1871, all of this fire spread through Chicago, but there has to be a start to all of this. The fire started around a barn belonging to the family of Patrick and Catherine O’leary.
The Dust Bowl The Dust Bowl was a period of severe dust storms causing major ecological and agricultural damage to American and Canadian prairie lands from 1930 to 1936, however in some places it lasted until 1940. The Dust Bowl was caused by a severe drought also coupled with decades of extensive farming without crop rotation or other techniques to prevent erosion. Deep plowing of the top soil of the Great Plains had killed the natural grass that normally kept the soil in place and trapped moisture even during the period of droughts and high winds. During the drought of the 1930’s with no natural anchors to keep the soil into place it dried and turned to dust, and blew away eastward, and southward in large dark clouds. At times the clouds blackened the sky reaching all the way to the East Coast cities such as New York and Washington D.C.
There were many storms that kept people locked in their houses for days at a time. These storms destroyed and killed crops, farm animals, and houses. Though there were nice a pretty days, not all were like that. No, because the song shows that there are bright and sunny days but this excerpt shows that life is hard and there are storms that keep you locked in your house.These storms put people in poverty and hurt families (General Albert). The song shows that there are bright and sunny days but this shows that life is hard and there are storms that keep you locked in your
The Great Chicago Fire was an significant event that took place in Chicago, Illinois in 1871. The fire burned more than $200 million dollars worth of property was destroyed along with the death of 300 people, and more than 100,000 people were left homeless. The Great Chicago Fire is believed to be caused by a cow knocking over an oil lamp. Though it is not proven the chances of that happening are very great. The fire was tremendously devastating to the citizens of Chicago.
Consecrated churchyards did not suffice for the burial of the vast multitude of bodies, which were heaped by the hundreds in vast trenches, like goods in a ship’s hold and covered with a little earth.”-Giovanni Boccaccio. The Black Death is the disease the Italian poet alluded to in this famous quote. The Black Death caused a severe number of deaths when western Europe was exposed to its destructive ways. How did this affect society in Europe? What were the repercussions of losing one third of the general population?
'Wood and hay kin burn. ' That night my barn burned. I got the stock out but I lost the barn." (Faulkner 1) As the reader can see Faulkner 's use of words and style of writing shows how much anger and hatred that the characters can have
That what happened when the war hit. Looking around at this time, homes were shattered and smashed inside out, the concrete had blood stains on it and bullet shots where the bullets missed. The sky was grey and filled with smoke, you would walk around coughing everywhere you go. We were living in a black and white world because everything with color was destroyed and the sun doesn’t even hit this place anymore. It was like a movie scene after a war, but instead, it was happening right in front of our eyes and was flipping and destroying everything that we have worked for around here.
Once upon a time on a dark scary night all people could hear was crackling sounds. As the people wandered closer the bright orange and red flames caught their eyes. It was the fire of burning books or known as Fahrenheit 451. 451 stands for the temperature of which books burn. For instance the law is not to read books or have them for more than 24 hours.
On the contrary, “The Devil and Tom Walker”, the main character, realized that his deal with the devil was bad for him, he tried to deceive the devil. At the end, he was taken by the devil and everything he had earned became nothing. “On searching his coffers all his bonds and mortgages were found reduced to cinders. In place of gold and silver his iron chest was filled with chips and shavings; two skeletons lay in his stable instead of his half-starved horses, and the very next day his great house took fire and was burnt to the ground”. (Washington,1824, p.10 ) Similarly, they both deserved what they ask for because they desired something more
April 26, 1986 It is a dark tragic night for us who live in Chernobyl, Ukraine. Everyone is terrified, nobody knows what is about to come next or what just happened. There are dead bodies rolling through the streets, animals have gone savage and there are desperate people looking for their family members. Many people got affected by it. Even my close ones.
The Dust Bowl There’s a huge cloud coming only it 's not a cloud made of water, it 's a cloud of dust. When the Great Depression started in the 1930s there was a lot of economic problems, but during this time of crisis the Dust Bowl started. The dust bowl was a huge cloud of dust that destroyed parts of America. When the Dust Bowl hit it destroyed the agriculture and the dust storm affected the farmers living were the Dust Bowl hit and wherever the Dust Bowl hit, the farmer’s health was affected as well. When the Dust Bowl came it completely destroyed the agriculture due to the severe drought that had come before the actual storm arrived.
And it was overall a terrible event that occurred in Oklahoma. Oklahoma was so terribly destroyed, it was an awful tragedy. Other information in this book, for example: Billie Jo being poor is accurate because when the Dust Bowl hit, it took out most farms and farmers’ jobs. This means that Billie Jo’s father lost his job as a farmer. And with no job, then that means no income, which resulted in being poor.
What started as a small barn fire turned into a major catastrophe for the citizens of the city of Chicago. The fire burned rapidly and destroyed over two-thirds of the city. The city officials and residents were left with multiple questions in the aftermath of the ashes. Despite the devastation, the citizens of this great city vowed, "Chicago shall rise
I t’s been 145 years, when the fire struck Chicago and the history still goes on today, and today is the anniversary of that event that happened in 1871, and when it was all burned to the ground. It was a beautiful day in our Chicago home, but very dry weather, but still everything was going well for everyone. It was milking day for Mrs. Catherine O’Leary on Tuesday, October 8, 1871 (milking day) however, the cause of the fire has never been told because it spread so quickly, spreading 4.2 square miles in just 2 days, and destroying buildings, houses, and even jumping across rivers. It was a great deal of sadness because lots of lives were lost. Theories have shown that Mrs. O’Leary was milking her cow when suddenly fire spilt apart on that
What happened on March 25th 1911 was a terrible tragedy at Triangle Waist building. A fire was started by a match a worker had that spread into a very flammable waste material. Even though all fires start the same size, this one spread rapidly so water pails couldn’t put it out. They tried the hose, but no water came out. There was 123 woman and 23 men that died that day, because of the tragedy.